Earth Day is a significant occasion for people worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. This year’s theme, “Invest in Our Planet,” resonated with OPPO’s long-term investment in sustainable development. Aligned with its mission “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World”, OPPO pledged to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 across its operations.
One of the ways OPPO is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development is through its OPPO AndesBrain (Binhaiwan Bay) IDC, its first self-built data center. This data center exemplifies its dedication to integrating infrastructure and business innovations to reduce carbon emissions and make a long-term investment in preserving the Earth.
One of the most significant steps taken by the data center is the use of 100% renewable energy sources to minimize carbon emissions. Since 2022, the center has utilized 6.176 gigawatt-hours of renewable power, equivalent to a reduction of 3,600 tCO2e in emissions. Additionally, with the rainwater harvesting system for cooling circulation applied in the data center, about 30,000 tons of water will be saved annually.
OPPO AndesBrain (Binhaiwan Bay) IDC has also continuously explored and adopted cutting-edge, low-carbon technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. A key breakthrough of this exploration is the research and implementation of immersion cooling technology for GPU server clusters.
Current data centers are estimated to consume up to 3% of the world’s total electricity, and one of the key culprits of this consumption is cooling systems. Traditional data centers typically rely on mechanical cooling devices like fans and air conditioners, which consume extra energy and emit higher levels of CO2. The adoption of immersion cooling technology leads to a 45% improvement in energy efficiency and an industry-leading data center power usage efficiency (PUE) as low as 1.15.
OPPO also recognizes the importance of digitalization carbon emission management. As a global technology company operating in over 60 countries and regions, OPPO has developed a carbon emission data platform to analyze the data of carbon emission from OPPO’s self-build clouds services and servers worldwide. Starting from the Chinese market in July 2022, OPPO began issuing monthly Carbon Emission Bills caused by OPPO Cloud service to customers as part of a broader effort to foster a green intelligent engine.
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