About Quick Technology
QPC has located several strategic locations that facilitate easy energy access and scalability. The amount of equipment that can be accommodated will vary from facility to facility. For example, a facility with around 1,000 square meter of ﬂoor space can accommodate estimated 30,000 Antminer S9 units with a total computing capacity of about 420,000 TH/s. With such a conﬁguration, QPC is estimated to mine ±29 Bitcoins per day at current difficulty levels. QPC can deploy up to 9290 square meters of equipment.
QPC utilizes two-phase immersion cooling technology as the primary thermal management solution. This solution offers a no-residue cooling solution that can enable data centers and supercomputers to reduce their energy use by up to 95% while increasing power density by up to 10x.
In a two-phase immersion cooled system, electronic components are submerged into a bath of dielectric heat transfer fluids, which are much better thermal transfer rates than air, water or oil. With very low boiling points compared to water (ie. 49°C vs.100°C in water), the liquids boil on the surface of heat generating components and the evaporative process passively takes care of the heat transfers.
Compared to submersion oil cooling, fluids are clean, environmentally friendly and non-flammable. Heatsinks, pumps and jets are not required to keep hardware cool. Circulation happens passively by the natural cycle of evaporation and condensation without spending any extra energy. It is this elegant simplicity that eliminates conventional cooling hardware and results in better cooling efficiency. Compared to traditional air, water or oil cooling, this passive process results in the use of significantly less energy.
Higher Power Density
Designed without the restrictions and overhead of traditional cooling methods, this system has a number of other advantages, such as a much higher density, improved performance and the possibility for applications that would otherwise be impractical. With a smaller package, lower power consumption and much less supporting infrastructure (ie. no chillers or air conditions), the choice of facilities and locations becomes much less restrictive. QPC estimates that 12,500 miners can be fitted within 1000 square meter space. Compared to typical industrial density of approximately 2,000 miners per 1,000 square meter.
(future hardware works without any changes)
In air-cooled or water-cooled systems, redesigning the cooling system with each and every hardware upgrade is a time and resource intensive process. In an immersion cooled system, due to its very nature, new hardware does not require any redesign for the heat transfer process. In other words, our immersion cooling enclosure will work with all future hardware upgrades too. Immersion cooling designs are a bit like barebones computer systems hardware inside can be upgraded over and over again without changing the enclosure.
Improved Performance and Reliability
Hardware placed into an immersion cooling system are generally more reliable due to lack of temperature swings or hot spots, lower junction temperatures and improved performance. Since the cooling system is passive and not attached to the hardware, there are no unnecessary parts to service and gets rid of duplicate hardware and transfer heat only once.
Zero Ozone Depletion Potential & Inherent Fire Protection.
A prime example of dielectric heat transfer fluids is the 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids. These fluids have an excellent environmental, health and safety profile. Novec fluid has a very low global warming potential and does not deplete ozone (zero ozone depletion potential). It is non-toxic and non-flammable. Due to its low global warming potential, Novec is used in gas fire extinguishing systems by companies such as IBM in data centers worldwide. QPC constantly reviews all dielectric fluids for their impact on the environment as well as the cost effectiveness from one to another.
Passive 2-phase immersion cooling system also has inadvertent positive side effects including eliminating dust and noise due to massive air flow. Without fans, bulky heatsinks or air channels on the hardware level results in a very clean and elegant hardware implementation.