GoChain, a blockchain application ecosystem, recently announced the addition of Lenovo Global Technology (United States) Inc. (Lenovo) as a signing node operator for the GoChain blockchain network.
As a signing node, Lenovo will be one of up to 50 enterprises and organizations to run specialized servers that facilitate the GoChain network’s Proof of Reputation (PoR) consensus algorithm and validate the blocks of transactions produced on the blockchain network.
The Lenovo blockchain signing node will be the first of its kind to be operated in a liquid immersion data center for cooling.
The server immersion cooling technology, developed by Midas Green Technology, is currently being used by Blockchain Resources Corp to build “green” data centers that will house the Lenovo node.
Immersion cooling data centers reduce energy usage through the elimination of the expensive air cooling infrastructure such as server fans, A/C compressors, air-circulation fans, ductwork, air handlers, and ancillary systems such as dehumidifiers.
This is not Lenovo’s first venture into blockchain, as they have adopted blockchain technology in product development activities and worked to apply it to internal work processes. In March 2018, Lenovo launched its new smartphone Lenovo S5, which uses blockchain technology to make payments more secure. Additionally, in June 2018, Lenovo joined Hyperledger.
“We are extremely proud to not only welcome Lenovo as a Node signer, but to be part of a pioneering effort in green technology. GoChain was founded with a focus on driving adoption of technology for the betterment of society and we strongly support their commitment to reduce energy usage with liquid immersion cooling technology.”
– Jason Dekker, Co-Founder and CEO of GoChain