The future is like this-green data freshmen | Lenovo and Intel bring the beauty of green with the power of innovation


For thousands of years, human beings have found through observation that the sun in the northern hemisphere starts from the autumnal equinox. The sun mostly rises from the east-south direction and sets from the west-south direction. Especially in the winter solstice, the phenomenon of the sun slanting to the south is more obvious. From the vernal equinox, the sun rises in the north-east direction and sets in the north-west direction. In order to get maximum sunlight in winter and avoid strong sunlight in summer, most buildings in the north face south. This method of building houses based on nature maximizes the human living environment that is warm in winter and cool in summer. It can be seen that the ancients followed the laws of nature very early and implanted the concept of “harmonious coexistence between man and nature” into every aspect of life.

The interdependence between human beings and nature and their dependence on energy have promoted the development of human civilization. Today, despite entering the information society, energy is still one of the important resources for the development of human society. Energy and information have become two important elements of the progress of human civilization. The integration of the two sides promotes each other and promotes the progress of society. Today’s “dual carbon” strategy proposed by our country needs to realize the adjustment of energy structure, vigorously develop renewable energy, realize the sustainable development of energy and adjustment of Industrial structure, and vigorously develop the information industry under this goal. At the same time, it is necessary to promote the deep integration of green and low-carbon transformation and digital transformation, create a future-oriented sustainable development strategy, and achieve high-quality integration of the digital economy and the green economy.

Between clear waters and green mountains, Gao Fei, CEO of Zhiding Technology, joined hands with Liu Run, founder of Runmi Consulting, Liu Wenchao, Vice President of Lenovo Group and General Manager of ISG China Industry Division, and Intel Corporation Marketing Group Vice President and China Cloud and Industry Solution Liang Yali, general manager of the program department, launched a discussion on “The Future is So-Green Digital New Life”.

The future is like this-green data freshmen | Lenovo and Intel bring the beauty of green with the power of innovation

The power of nature, the beauty of harmony

We tend to only appreciate nature and rarely consider living with it. —Wilde

“The carbon emission of a modern person is 10,000 times that of an ancient person (Song Dynasty). The energy consumed by modern people’s clothing, food, housing and transportation is not at the same level as the ancient people.” Liu Run said that with the extreme hot summer, the climate is warming, and environmental protection awareness is growing. Further awakening, low-carbon production and low-carbon life in various fields have been put on the agenda.

We can find that architectural humanities, information technology, and commercial society all have the same underlying logic behind them. Ancient times focused on “harmonious coexistence of man and nature”, while modern times focused on “harmonious coexistence of technology and natural resources”.

Whether ancient or modern, the solution is green sustainable development. Liu Wenchao said that, as a pioneer enterprise practicing the ESG concept, Lenovo has always attached great importance to the sustainable development of itself and the ecology, and has made great efforts in promoting the low-carbon transformation of the industrial chain and supply chain, assisting diversity and inclusiveness, and strengthening the level of information disclosure and corporate governance structure construction. , to achieve green and high-quality development. Lenovo’s latest ESG report shows that by 2030, the company will achieve a 50% reduction in the company’s direct and indirect carbon emissions from its operations, a 25% reduction in the carbon emission intensity of some value chains, and achieve net zero emissions by the end of 2050.

Achieving sustainable development is also a long way to go. At the end of last year, the “Blue Book on Sustainable Development” released by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges and four institutions outlined the challenges facing my country’s sustainable development in the next five years. Liang Yali said that Intel’s carbon reduction strategy is to “reduce carbon footprint” and “expand technological fingerprint”. “Reduction of carbon footprint” refers to Intel’s direct or indirect operations, supply chain, and product marketing and use. Reduce carbon emissions . “Expanding the technological fingerprint” refers to Intel’s use of technological means to reduce its impact on the environment and expand the carbon reduction effect.

The power of wisdom, the beauty of technology

Science and technology are productive forces, and they are the primary productive forces.

Economic growth comes from value creation. The creation of value depends on factors of production. After land, labor, capital, and technology, data has become a new growth factor—the fifth factor. Computing power is an important ability to process data. The demand for computing power and the market are mainly concentrated in the east, so most of the related infrastructure is distributed nearby, while the west has more advantages in terms of resources, electricity, and natural conditions. “‘Counting in the East and Counting in the West’ is to change this pattern and move the computing power to the west, so that the data center is closer to energy resources and the power of nature.” Liu Run believes.

“Calculating the East and the West” is not only a new project of the digital economy, but also a new project of green development. Intel has been cooperating with operators, equipment manufacturers, integrators, cloud service providers and other partners to create a diverse ecosystem and use new technologies to empower “East and West”. In terms of solution creation and product innovation, Intel supports “East and West Calculation” from three aspects. The first is computing power, which is based on Intel® 3rd Generation Xeon® Scalable processors, as well as XPU, FPGA and other products, combined with Intel’s The OneAPI software platform can better optimize the performance of infrastructure, improve the stability and reliability of the system, provide super computing power for “Eastern Data and Western Computing” and support cloud-native applications. The second is storage. Distributed storage systems based on the Intel® Xeon® X86 system have been widely used in all walks of life. They can efficiently deal with massive online and offline data, perform real-time analysis and processing, and provide a more powerful solution for “Eastern Data and Western Computing”. support. The third is network and edge computing. “East and West Computing” requires low-latency, high-quality two-way transmission of raw data and calculation results. In response to the new demand for building a computing power network, Intel has launched a new Strong D series processors can achieve low latency, high performance computing, higher security and high network throughput.

The future is like this-green data freshmen | Lenovo and Intel bring the beauty of green with the power of innovation

“Lenovo’s innovative technical concepts resonate at the same frequency as the national project of ‘East and West Calculation’,” Liu Wenchao said. The problem of scheduling between networks, and how data can be turned into intelligent applications, and how to coordinate remote computing power with nearby edge computing power. Lenovo believes that the digital economy infrastructure needs the support of the “device-edge-cloud-network-intelligence” full-element technical architecture, which is actually reflected in the important project construction of “East Number and West Calculation”. At present, Lenovo has built greener and more efficient data centers in Guizhou, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Zhongwei and other places.

In terms of its own carbon emission reduction, Lenovo has used the warm water and water cooling technology accumulated for more than ten years to achieve green IT energy saving. Liu Wenchao described Lenovo’s warm water cooling technology with a very ingenious comparison, he said: “Inspired by the structural design of Dujiangyan more than 2,200 years ago, Lenovo combined warm water cooling technology with design concepts such as Yuzui Embankment and Baopingkou, and developed A tightly coupled closed-loop water system, in which deionized water circulates, the CDU inside the server is like a fish mouth dike to divide the water, intelligently adjusts the water volume according to the energy consumption of different power-consuming components, and then introduces the water through the ‘a bottle mouth’. Working around and working around important cooling components, like river water flowing into thousands of irrigation canals, the whole process is precise, safe, and efficient. Ultimately, the server can be done without fans, and the warm water cooling technology achieves better energy savings consumption.”

In April last year, Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of Lenovo Group, donated to Shanghai Jiaotong University to build a national first-class green water-cooled high-performance computing center, and the high-performance computing equipment in it was named “Siyuan No. 1”. “Siyuan No. 1” adopts a heterogeneous computing power design, and is equipped with the latest Intel® third-generation Xeon® processors and GPU co-processors with the latest architecture to maximize the satisfaction of the diverse scientific computing and AI computing needs. “Siyuan No. 1”, which has applied warm water cooling technology, uses 45-50 degrees warm water to circulate heat for heat dissipation, 90% of the system heat will be taken away by the water cooling system, greatly improving energy efficiency, with a minimum PUE of about 1.1, and A pioneering waste heat recovery system enables a carbon offset of around 10%.

In addition to warm water cooling technology, many of Intel’s ecological partners have also been practicing immersive liquid cooling technology. Liang Yali said that the next-generation immersion liquid cooling technology is to soak the heating components in the cooling liquid, which realizes the reuse of energy and reduces carbon emissions by 45%. At the same time, due to the liquid cooling, the temperature of the CPU remains stable, and it will not overheat due to a sudden increase in the load. Liquid cooling also enables energy recovery and avoids the carbon emissions of heat released into the air. Intel has recently completed a proof-of-concept for the Xeon Scalable processor, which makes the PUE value easily less than 1.15, which is lower than the highest level Platinum PUE (less than 1.25) of the Green Grid Alliance.

In addition to the application of high-efficiency cooling and advanced ventilation technologies in data centers, “East Data and Western Computing” is also inseparable from the computing power mode that alleviates network delay, reduces the energy consumption of data transmission, and improves real-time processing efficiency – edge computing.

Liu Wenchao said that edge computing is one of the core technology areas that Lenovo focuses on and invests in. Recently, Lenovo won the bid for China Mobile’s edge computing-based 5G base station project. China Mobile will use Lenovo’s SE550 V2 edge server with powerful computing performance and rich expansion capabilities to release the powerful computing power at the edge and meet many standards for operators’ OTII edge servers.

Intel also cooperated with State Grid to help State Grid establish 5G edge applications, and created an intelligent inspection solution for power transmission and transformation lines built through 5G and MEC technologies. The MEC solution builds an electric 5G network, and introduces software and hardware products and technologies such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® FlexRAN reference architecture, and OpenNESS, which provide powerful computing power, architecture and technology for the construction of 5G MEC solutions. Software solution support. The State Grid conducts inspections on power transmission and transformation lines through 5G network-connected drones. The collected images can be transmitted to the nearest MEC node through the 5G private network for processing and analysis, and control commands are issued to the drones in time. Relying on edge computing technology, it solves the problems faced by the current traditional power grid, realizes real-time perception, intelligent and refined inspection, and reduces unnecessary energy consumption.

The power of green, the beauty of ecology

Each has its own beauty, the beauty of the beauty, the beauty of the beauty, the harmony of the world – Fei Xiaotong

To achieve the green carbon reduction of all elements of “device-edge-cloud-network-intelligence”, Intel and Lenovo not only do their best, but also consider the supply chain and partners, and help end users achieve carbon reduction.

Intel has always been adhering to the philosophy of “water conservancy without competition”. In building a complete green data center solution, Intel and 11 upstream and downstream partners in the ecological industry launched the “Intel High-Efficiency Data Center White Paper”. Solutions and practical cases have been accumulated in the three vertical fields of data center energy efficiency and power density, advanced liquid cooling technology, and infrastructure intelligence, as well as in the four horizontal directions of chips, servers, racks, and data center infrastructure. Open cooperation and drive full-stack linkage energy saving.

Manufacturing is a global pillar industry, and more and more large-scale manufacturing companies are constantly practicing low-carbon transformation. Taking Sany Group as an example, it is the goal of Sany Lighthouse Factory to firmly transform to “intelligent manufacturing” and achieve green upgrade and “dual carbon” goals. In this process, the most important thing is to reduce costs and increase efficiency, which requires refined management of production and improvement of intelligence. At the same time, in the process of production and management, there is a huge amount of data that needs to be processed in real time, but the larger the amount of data, the more Longer time limits real-time analysis in production decisions.

With the help of Lenovo servers equipped with Intel® 3rd Generation Xeon® Scalable processors and Optane persistent memory, Sany Group has tripled the analysis capabilities of the HANA analysis platform, while reducing the overall system cost by 30%. Through the cooperation between Intel and Lenovo, the data loading speed has been greatly improved, which is 17 times higher than before, which better supports the monitoring and analysis of on-site product welding, power consumption and welding gas, etc. The specific situation is “according to changes”, and it has been in the most energy-saving operating state.

As a typical representative of “digital-real integration”, Lenovo is not only a traditional real economy, technology manufacturing enterprise, but also an enterprise that provides computing power for the development of the digital economy. Intelligent transformation, energy saving and consumption reduction. For example, Lenovo’s Lianbao factory has widely used an LTS (Low Temperature Solder, LTS) welding process technology, which greatly reduces power consumption in the welding process.

The construction of the real world requires green bricks and green tiles, and the digital world also needs a piece of digital green tiles. Liang Yali said, “Science is the philosophy of nature. When we talk about green technology and green development, we are using natural philosophy to make the digital world more low-carbon and efficient. Intel will, as always, work with partners to light up ‘green watts’ and release ‘green watts’. Bits’ new value.”

Liu Wenchao believes that the ancients respected the power of nature and realized the harmonious coexistence of man and nature when the level of science and technology was limited. Today, with the rapid development of modern civilization and science and technology, “to achieve green and high-quality development through technology and product innovation” is a new mission entrusted to us by the times. In the process of technological development, dual-carbon, green and sustainable development has become a yardstick, which is also the value goal that Lenovo continues to pursue.

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