As we put 2020 in the rear view mirror, it’s always a good time to look back. Here is a quick recap of a cool event: OCP Tech Week.
In early November Scott Noteboom, CTO of Submer, presented on the topic, “Out of Sight Project: The Blind Mate Network Backplane.”
Scott’s presentation utilized Samtec’s ExaMAX® cable backplane for blind mating server blades in an immersion cooling environment. Submer and Samtec, together with 2CRSi, also showcased a new design solution towards fully automated, lights-out, smart Data Centers.
According to the Digital Journal, the plug-and-play connectors system of the Backplane allows for:
- Delivering high density and life-cycle reliability improvements
- Enabling a new generation of TOR switch density gains
- Compatibility with standard and Open Compute Project (OCP) racks
- Creating a high-speed interconnection platform with no need of cables
- Facilitating autonomous serviceability of networking and server nodes
Submer partnered with Samtec for this sophisticated design. Jonathan Sprigler, Samtec’s High Speed Backplane Product Manager said, “Heat and energy dissipation is becoming more critical as current and next generation systems speeds continue to increase. We are excited to be working with Submer on this reference design and look forward to seeing the future of more efficient fully-automated Data Centers.”
Immersion cooling has a real opportunity to pack more compute power into the same square footage and Samtec is here to help assure designers that their systems will perform in the tank.
Samtec continues to explore and support our customers and partners in immersion cooled applications. Check out the latest test specifications list here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.