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Oppo celebrates Earth Day by inaugurating the new green data center

OPPOone of the world’s leading companies in the smart device sector, is committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in all its activities. L’IDC OPPO AndesBrain, the first data center built by OPPO, is the perfect representation of its dedication to integrating infrastructure and business innovations to reduce carbon emissions and make a long-term investment to preserve the planet. For this reason he decided to inaugurate his new green data center on the occasion of World Earth Day to be held on April 22nd.

OPPO’s green data center: use of 100% renewable energy

In the digital age we find ourselves in, the demand for data storage, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing is constantly growing. L’IDC OPPO AndesBrain (South Bay), commissioned at the end of 2022, it is OPPO’s center for data security, information technology and algorithm innovation.

To minimize carbon emissions, the data center relies on 100% renewable energy sources. Since 2022, it has used 6,176 gigawatt hours of renewable energy, equivalent to a reduction in emissions of 3,600 tons of CO2. Furthermore, thanks to the rainwater harvesting system for cooling circulation applied in the data center, approximately 30,000 tons of water will be saved annually.

OPPO’s green data center: applying immersion cooling technology to improve energy efficiency

In addition to using 100% renewable energy, OPPO AndesBrain IDC (Binhaiwan Bay) continuously researches and adopts cutting-edge, low-carbon technologies to improve energy efficiency while reducing emissions. One of the main results of this exploration is the research and implementation of immersion cooling technology for GPU server clusters.

It is estimated that current data centers consume up to 3% of the world’s total electricity and one of the main culprits for this consumption are the cooling systems. An efficient method of heat dissipation has long been a challenge for the industry as traditional data centers typically rely on mechanical cooling devices such as fans and air conditioners, which consume additional energy and emit higher levels of CO2.

Immersion cooling technology for GPU server clusters is an innovative solution that OPPO employs to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. This technology involves immersing servers directly in a non-conductive liquid, which removes heat generated during operation without requiring active cooling from equipment such as fans and air conditioners.

The heated liquid circulates, cools, and returns to continue absorbing heat. The recovered heat can be reused in other areas, such as dormitory heating and hot water supply, significantly increasing energy efficiency. The adoption of this new technology leads to a 45% improvement in energy efficiency and an industry-leading data center power utilization efficiency (PUE) of 1.15.

Immersion cooling technology is applied to improve energy efficiency

Immersion cooling technology is applied to improve energy efficiency

As a global technology company operating in over 60 countries and regions, OPPO has also developed a platform for analyze carbon emissions data from OPPO-built cloud servers and services around the world.

In July 2022, starting from the Chinese market, OPPO thus began to publish monthly counts of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the use of customers of its cloud service.

OPPO Cloud Carbon Emissions Data Platform Template

OPPO continuously explores innovative solutions to contribute to sustainable development and the green data center is just one of them. Protecting the Earth requires a long-term strategy and commitment, and OPPO is working to make its contribution towards a greener future.

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