HP Modular Cooling System G2 Rack

HP Updated: 2009-02-24 RSS
HP Modular Cooling System G2 Rack

The HP Modular Cooling System G2 is the next generation self-cooled rack for high density deployments in the datacenter. HP's new Bi-Directional cooling technology makes possible the simultaneous cooling of two racks with a single MCS G2 unit. The MCS G2 racks can cool up to 17.5kW per rack when cooling two racks or up to 35kW when cooling a single rack.

HP MCS G2 is designed to complement the existing conventional datacenter cooling by adding computing power without adding to the current heat load in the datacenter. In addition, by packing three times the KW capacity of a standard rack, the MCS G2 will extend considerably the life of your datacenter.

Introducing the next generation water cooled rack for high density deployments of servers and blades. The MCS G2 rack features include:
* MCS G2 features Bi-Directional capability allows two racks to be cooled simultaneously up to 17.5kW on each side or up to 35kW in a single rack.
* Six hot swappable high airflow fans.

Enterprise datacenters
* The MCS is designed for large enterprises with advanced datacenter environments.
* Not ready for MCS G2? Consider a Site Datacenter Thermal Quick Assessment Service and ask for HB691A1 and HB691AE to improve your current datacenter cooling capacity.

High Performance Cooling
* MCS has been designed to support a full rack load of blade servers, which, at their maximum configuration require a power load in excess of 35KW.
* The MCS unit will provide chilled air along the full height of the rack eliminating hotspots within the rack.

Versatility for a wide range of deployments
* Bi-Directional heat exchanger allows 2 racks to be cooled simultaneously with loads of up to 17.5kW in each rack or a single rack with up to 35kW.
* All HP server platform support - MCS G2 supports ProLiant, BladeSystem, Integrity, HP 9000 and StorageWorks from HP as well as select third party equipment. (MCS G2 does not support 10U and 17U severs rx and rp family)
* CTO Capability with 2000 lbs dynamic load allows MCS G2 to be configured at HP Factory Express.

Engineered for reliability and ease of ownership
* Hot swappable fans: Fans can be replaced while the unit is operating allowing for great flexibility in servicing the MCS G2.
* Remote Environmental control: The MCS G2 features a fully featured Environmental Manager accessible locally or remotely via IP.
* Industry Standard Rack: 42U height, industry standard rack, maintains the height of your datacenter rows and does not change the way your servers are racked.
* Datacenter Tiling: Maintain datacenter tiling with the MCS being ½ the width of a standard rack.
* Power input redundancy: Automatically detects power failure and switches to alternate source.
* Condensation evacuation: MCS operates at a temperature higher than the dew point of water, however, if condensation should occur the MCS will drain it via the condensation evacuation pipe.
* HP SIM: MCS G2 has Level 2 integration with HP SIM.