The Vapor Chamber is a patented cylindrical enclosure system for IT equipment on the Kinetic Edge. It is designed to house equipment in a high-density way— 150 Kw of IT load (upwards of 15,000 CPU cores) in 9 feet diameter—and is tightly integrated with Vapor IO software for autonomic operation, remote lights out monitoring, and programmatic API control for Kinetic Edge tenants.
Engineered for the Edge
The Vapor Chamber radically improves upon the capital and operational costs of traditional data center racking systems, making it the most cost-effective way to deploy IT at the Kinetic Edge.
Designed using computational fluid dynamics and extensive field testing, the patented shape and air baffles of the Vapor Chamber, coupled with software that reacts to temperature and pressure sensors, ensures optimal airflow. Leveraging the Bernoulli principle and the Venturi effect, the Vapor Chamber evacuates hot air with maximum efficiency.
Self-Contained and Self-Balancing
Sensorized and Self-Monitoring
Software in the Vapor Chamber continuously monitors over 90 sensors for environmental conditions, including pressure, temperature, and humidity. These readings are evaluated by software to provide for autonomic self-regulation, remote operations and API-driven control for the benefit of Kinetic Edge tenants.
How the Vapor Chamber Works
The Vapor Chamber is a patented system of hardware and software technologies developed by Vapor IO. It is a finely-tuned device for efficiently housing and cooling IT equipment.
Standing only 7 feet high, with a diameter of 9 feet, the Vapor Chamber can rest just as easily on a slab floor in an equipment room as it can in a traditional raised floor data center environment. It supports up to 150 kW of critical IT load, utilizing a 22,000 CFM software-controlled fan that cools equipment effectively by ejecting hot air air out of a central chimney at the top of the Chamber.
The wedge rack supports IT equipment by providing power conversion, power rectification, power distribution and monitoring of rack-level temperature and differential pressure from front to rear of the cabinet. A highly-available software system provides for autonomic adjustments to the central fan as well as remote monitoring and control functions.
Each wedge rack floats on transfer bearings in the base, making it easy for a single technician to slide the racks out for maintenance and rear access.
Central Exhaust Cell
Upper Chamber and Fan
Temperature and pressure sensors inside the Vapor Chamber work in concert with software to maintain ideal air pressure differentials and optimally evacuate hot exhaust. The upper chamber also provides four 3 RU mini racks suitable for top of rack switches or other low-powered IT equipment.
Temperature sensors installed along the entire height of the Vapor Chamber offer a real-time view of its thermal characteristics. Temperature sensors also monitor the exhaust air and, In advanced installations, sensor readings from individual motherboards of supported servers may be incorporated as well.
Airflow sensors monitor the velocity of exhaust air, and differential pressure sensors compare readings from outside the rack to readings between the rear of the rack and the CEC wall, informing algorithms for fan speed. Other sensors, such as humidity are present for safety.
Sensors in the Vapor Chamber are monitored continuously and software algorithms adjust the fan speed to equalize pressure and optimize cooling. Any sensor reading or combination of readings can be used to trigger actions, and all of the sensor readings can be queried remotely using the Synse API.
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