Enterprise and professional hardware rarely use liquid cooling outside of the supercomputer world, but in some cases, liquid cooling makes the most sense. EKWB Wednesday Released Two new blocks for professional add-on boards (AIB): Nvidia’s A100 high-performance computing (HPC) and data center accelerators and RTX A6000 workstation graphics cards.
EKWB’s EK-Pro GPU water block is used for Nvidia’s A100 accelerator (powered by A100 GPU) and RTX A6000 40GB (based on GA102 GPU) graphics cards have a fairly simple design, including CNC machined nickel-plated electrolytic copper base and laser-cutting Stainless steel top, with the company’s proprietary open shunt design, with low hydraulic flow restriction. EKWB’s OSF architecture with low hydraulic flow restriction allows pumps running at low speeds or even in the case of reverse water flow to use water blocks and still provide adequate cooling performance.
The water cooling block covers the GPU, memory and voltage regulation module (VRM) of the NVIDIA A100 40GB/80GB and RTX A6000 40GB GDDR6X cards to ensure adequate cooling under high loads and extend the service life of the components.
At the same time, since the water block is only one slot wide, they can install multiple A100 or RTX A6000 cards into one chassis (assuming that the PCIe slot provides enough bandwidth and the PSU can supply power to the board) without worrying about them. overheat. In order to increase the sturdiness of the card and extend its service life, EKWB uses the I/O board as a part of the top of the stainless steel water block.
As for compatibility, there are standard quarter-inch accessories on the back of the water block. This position is most suitable for installation in a 4U chassis, but it is not always convenient in a desktop/workstation. Nevertheless, since most A100s and many RTX A6000s are installed in the server and used remotely, this placement certainly makes sense.
For professional and server-grade hardware, the EK-Pro GPU WB RTX A6000 and EK-Pro GPU WB A100 water-cooled blocks are priced correspondingly, priced at 259.90 Euro/269.99 US dollars, which is slightly higher than consumer-grade water-cooled blocks.