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Solvay’s Galden® PFPE fluid selected to cool TMGcore’s OTTO data center platform

(Dallas, Texas) – TMGcore, a provider of data center solutions and manufacturer of data center hardware, announced today it has partnered with Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, to explore liquid immersion solutions for use in cooling data center platforms and servers. In addition, TMGcore’s latest data center platform that features two-phase liquid immersion cooling, OTTO, can now use Solvay’s Galden® PFPE fluid.

“Because of spatial and technological constraints, the data center industry has been limited in its growth potential. The two-phased liquid immersion cooling technology present in OTTO will move data centers closer to urban centers and significantly reduce environmental impact,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. “Our collaboration with Solvay further enhances TMGcore’s ability to supply the market with its evolutionary technology. Their expertise in specialty fluid polymers brings new possibilities for the industry, while still reducing the impact.

TMGcore’s two-phased, liquid immersion cooling technology helps solve the challenges of rising operating costs and environmental impact currently facing the data center industry. A tenth of the size of a traditional data center, OTTO has ten times more processing power and can offer zero water usage

The two-phased liquid immersion cooling technology in OTTO uses Solvay’s Galden® PFPE, a line of high-performance heat transfer fluids, to act as the cooling agent. Galden® PFPE’s thermal stability over a wide range of operating temperatures, excellent dielectric properties, and chemical inertness allows OTTO to use zero water and reduce operational costs by nearly 80 percent.

“We’re pleased that Galden® PFPE is an integral part of TMGcore’s innovative immersion cooling technology,” said Fabio Riganti, Fluids Business Line Manager for Solvay. “We also look forward to exploring and bringing new solutions to market that will help make two-phase liquid immersion cooling successful in high-performance computing.”

For more information, please visit www.tmgcore.com and www.solvay.com.

About TMGcore

TMGcore is a U.S.-based provider of data center solutions and manufacturer of data center hardware committed to building innovative solutions that solve and mitigate the industry’s most pressing challenges. With its flagship solution, OTTO, TMGcore has balanced the demands of data processing while reducing operating costs and environmental impact. The data center platform is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center platform, offers zero water waste and reduces operational costs by an average of 70 percent while reducing the amount of energy used for cooling by 80 percent and redirecting this power toward a productive IT Load. For more information, visit www.tmgcore.com.

About Solvay

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end-markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweight materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources, and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality

Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 62 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris Bloomberg: SOLB.BB – Reuters: SOLB.BR), and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. (Financial figures take into account the planned divestment of Polyamides)

(Dallas, Texas)TMGcore, a provider of data center solutions and manufacturer of data center hardware, announced today Facility Solutions Group (FSG), a premier commercial electrical contractor, has been named as the first OTTO Ready Electrical Contractor. Ranked the No. 15 top electrical contractor in the U.S. in 2019, FSG will be the recommended contractor for companies seeking to install OTTO data center platforms within their facilities, whether new builds or existing operations.

“We first worked with FSG in 2018 when we were building our own headquarters and data center in Plano, Texas,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. “We trust them to handle our electrical needs daily and, therefore, we trust they can do the same for our customers now, helping them decide upon the best electrical solutions for the installation and creation of ideal environments for their OTTO platforms.”

OTTO’s modularity and self-contained nodes allow the platform to be installed anywhere, including densely populated urban areas, and provides scalability to fit any hypercomputing business needs, creating a more flexible opportunities for infrastructure design. One-tenth the size of traditional data centers, the platform reduces construction time by 50 percent, making the process of electrical installation easier and quicker for companies.

For companies seeking to deploy OTTO-ready facilities to house the platforms, FSG will provide design/build engineering services that will collaborate with the customer’s staff and perform a specific analysis of their electrical distribution system to design the most cost-effective, highest quality and NEC-compliant design for the installation. FSG will also provide project management along with journeyman electricians that have years of mission-critical experience for a safe and seamless installation.

“TMGcore is creating the next step for the data center industry and we are excited to provide electrical contracting work for them and their customers,” said Kevin Altimier, Business Development/Special Projects Director at FSG. “Because OTTO can adapt to fit any environment, the platform’s electrical needs are highly specialized to each individual customer. Our partnership will leverage our decades of experience to help TMGcore’s customers create the best environments for their platforms and provide electrical solutions that fit their business needs.”

To learn more about TMGcore and FSG, visit www.tmgcore.com and www.fsgdfw.com.

About TMGcore

TMGcore is a U.S.-based data center hardware manufacturer committed to building innovative solutions that solve and mitigate the industry’s most pressing challenges. With its flagship solution, OTTO, TMGcore has balanced the demands of data processing while reducing operating costs and environmental impact. Launched in 2019, OTTO is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center, uses zero water and reduces operational costs by 80 percent while providing 10 times more processing power per square foot. For more information, visit www.tmgcore.com.

About FSG

For more than thirty-five years, our teams of experienced professionals have been designing, fabricating, installing, maintaining, and servicing turn-key solutions for customers in a wide variety of industries. Our clients include large property owners and managers, commercial businesses, retail chains, general contractors, property developers, healthcare, financial, hospitality, educational, government entities, ESCO’s, industrial, high-end residential, and individual consumers.

Within the past 6 years, 2014-2018 FSG has successfully completed electrical construction contracts totaling over $79 million on more than 2.1 million square feet of Mission Critical space.

Our clients include: TMGcore, Cyrus One, Digital Reality, Databank, Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Rackspace, and the Choctaw Indian Nation.

 In 2019 ENR magazine rated FSG as the 15th largest Electrical Contractor in the nation.

(Dallas, Texas) TMGcore, a provider of data center solutions and manufacturer of data center hardware, announced today its partnership with Learning Commons founder, Crossroads Education, to reimagine how schools and universities learn through technology.

“OTTO was designed to be more than just a business solution,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. “We will be able to fuel Crossroads Education’s mission and help students learn in ways they haven’t been able to before. OTTO will support Crossroad’s existing technology and hopefully inspire students to take advantage of the power of tech.”

One-tenth of the size of a traditional data center and completely self-contained, OTTO can operate almost anywhere, including on educational campuses. OTTO’s personalized data solutions will provide educational accessibility and processing to all levels of education. With little to no latency, students and tutors can have the entire world at their fingertips in seconds.

In addition to supporting Crossroads’ proprietary software provided in its Learning Commons, students can see the impact of OTTO firsthand. Zero-latency allows for Crossroads’ virtual whiteboard, Nexus, and management tool, Element, to work as if students are all sitting in a class together. Ultimately, OTTO will help Crossroads Education achieve its mission of augmenting education through technology.

“The future of technology is intimately connected to the future and wellbeing of humanity. Technology companies are realizing that they are not just innovators but are intimately connected to the vibrancy of humanity’s ecosystems,” said Dr. Kevin Berkopes, Crossroads Education founder and CEO. “This partnership builds on the understanding that cutting-edge technology can improve education and augment our ability to learn and develop important life skills and capacity. As we move forward together, we intend to reaffirm that technology can help our community become the greatest part of the human experience. We cannot rise unless our communities rise with us.”

OTTO technology will also enable community redevelopment in ways not previously imagined.  Crossroads Education’s sister company, Crossroads Realty Group, is developing the first of its kind mixed-use education facility on the near west side of Indianapolis, IN. OTTO technology will enable Crossroads’ vision of building a scalable network of highly interconnected multi-use educational facilities at a local, regional, and national level.

“The continued advancement and access to high-performance compute and connectivity is rapidly evolving the skillsets required for the workforce. The evolution required of education models to meet this demand requires facility solutions that support highly connected and collaborative programming,” said Andrew Salmon, Principal of Crossroads Realty Group. “The partnership between Crossroads and TMGcore will place this unique technology at the fingertips of communities that historically have not had access to this type of cutting-edge development.  Building OTTO into Crossroads’ facilities will provide the opportunity to generate resources to support our school partners, the surrounding community, and ultimately the future of our children.”

Crossroads Education is an education technology and professional services company that is designed specifically to support students. Focusing on building open-access learning centers known as Learning Commons and providing groundbreaking technology to students, Crossroads helps foster a collaborative learning environment that benefits teachers, admin, and students. TMGcore and Crossroads partnership will provide students with immediately available virtual collaboration spaces that will complement and enhance the education experience. 

To learn more about OTTO and how the technology benefits both businesses and education, visit www.tmgcore.com.

About TMGcore

TMGcore is a U.S.-based data center hardware manufacturer committed to building innovative solutions that solve and mitigate the industry’s most pressing challenges. With its flagship solution, OTTO, TMGcore has balanced the demands of data processing while reducing operating costs and environmental impact. Launched in 2019, OTTO is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center, uses zero water and reduces operational costs by 80 percent while providing 10 times more processing power per square foot. For more information, visit www.tmgcore.com.

About Crossroads

Crossroads has a portfolio of companies that were built to provide a strategic partnership of co-owned businesses working together to support our partner community’s education and technology needs. Crossroads Education (CRE) is an Indiana-based non-profit that designs and builds Learning Commons, a peer-enabled learning platform for core-curriculum content domains—augmented by a suite of technology delivered by our sister ed-tech company Crossroads Tech (CRT). Crossroads Education also builds vertically integrated solutions aimed at enhancing the capacity of educational institutions to share resources, expertise, and to eliminate redundancies in service.