Discover RuggedPOD, the future of datacenters during the first European Open Compute Summit ! !Splitted-Desktop Systems (SDS), a french SME leader in the development of computers highly effective from an energy standpoint and respectful of the environment, will be present at the first European Open Compute Summit organized in the Paris-Saclay Campus at Ecole Polytechnique, on 30th and 31th of october 2014.
During this international event where the biggest players in the cloud computing will be represented through the Open Compute Foundation (whose founders include Rackspace, Intel, Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim), SDS will demonstrate for the first time the RuggedPOD concept, a mechanical and cooling system that allows you to operate computers without weather control systems, and without having to protect them in expensive datacenter, inefficient and difficult to deploy.
“The RuggedPOD concept aims to overcome the mega datacenter concept and thus to accelerate the deployment of servers closer to consumers, in plant rooms that do not have air control (air temperature and humidity). He brought the computer in a new industrial era, providing unmatched flexibility for users of computer equipment, and drastically reduces deployment costs by dispensing of pharaonic construction projects and very long to implement due to complex legislation. " said Jean-Marie Verdun, President Splitted-Desktop Systems.
"From a pure technical point of view RuggedPOD, is applying to the world of computers design rules exploited for years by players in the energy transportation industry within the design of power transformers which are expensive, energy-intensive equipment and work outdoors for periods of 40 years, "said Jean-Jacques Chanut designer on the project RuggedPOD.
SDS has chosen to offer the RuggedPOD design for approval at the Open Compute community and thus to transfer ownership of this concept to industrial in order to accelerate development and facilitate its acceptance in the marketplace. A version of the Do It Yourself (DIY) concept will be made available as well as to simplify technology discovery.
"Given the difficulties to make emerge new industries in Europe and especially in France for this type of project, we are currently partnering with various American and Asian industrials to guarantee that such equipment design can be available in sufficient volume in the market in 2015. Without the existence of a project like Open Compute, the RuggedPOD concept would never have been born in our country which remains scrambled with industrial projects and thus has difficulty to make emerge international leaders. Our manufacturers have 12 months minimum delay on the subject, as an evidence the absence of any reference to Open Compute in the plan "Cloud" driven by Atos and OVH. However, with the collapse of the hardware and software costs (cloud computing is an illustration) the only limit is now the talent: very small teams can turn the table, move the value, and react faster than many established industrial giants. Finally, as demonstrated recently by the Russian initiative to develop a 'sovereign' processor 'Baikal' (based on English license ARM) the mastery of hardware architectures became one of the arguments of digital sovereignty and this influence will be increasing. Therefore, control of a revolution as Open Compute and key skills can bring to the country a major industrial advantage, although few still perceive it as such. "said Jean-Marie Verdun.