Jaguar Landrover, Gaydon UK

Containerised HPC Data Center

The Client

Jaguar Land Rover is a company that brings together two much loved, highly prestigious British car brands.

After Tata Motors acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in 2008, it merged the two marques into a single company and its success has flourished, with memorable vehicles and innovative technologies that add to a long-lasting legacy.

Advanced design, engineering and technology have all played a part in Jaguar Land Rover’s success over the years. The company invests more in research and development than any other manufacturing company in the UK, which has allowed our thousands of world-class engineers to develop world-class innovations.

It is these breakthroughs that Jaguar Land Rover can rely on to build better-performing vehicles, lower our environmental impact and inspire customers.

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The Brief

"In 2011 Jaguar Landrover required a high density HPC data center to expand their existing data centre in Gaydon, Due to space restrictions this was to be deployed in 3 phases within 40 foot containers."

"Each container was to house 17 cabinets with a cooling capacity of 10-30kW per cabinet."

"Therefore cooling for this project was the priority as there was no false floor, an extremely small footprint and a serious heat issue with such high densities."

The Cooling Solution

Our Spanish partners AST Modular supplied, populated and commissioned the containers specifying the ColdLogik rear cooler as the only viable cooling solution for this project [above gallery photo of crane moving one of the AST modules into place courtesy of AST Modular].

We supplied 17 x USpace ColdLogik compliant server cabinets complete with C12 rear coolers which were deployed within a 40ft container.

In total 3 containers (3 phases) each with an identical solution were successfully commissioned for this project enabling the Jaguar Land Rover HPC data centre to be housed in available 'brown field' space.

The ColdLogik solution offered a major energy saving on a CRAC based design, but also saving the floor footprint and removing the need for a false floor.

External plant used was a chiller and dry air cooler which with the ColdLogik rear coolers enabled a total cooling capacity of 1380kW with a PUE of only 1.2-1.26.

The projects came in on time and in budget and have full N+1 redundancy.

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Client Comments

"The containers were built and populated in Spain - they delivered their racks and rear coolers directly there and once returned in their to the Gaydon site were commissioned by their excellent team of engineers."