How about ASIC compatibility and hardware manufacturing?

DataTank systems are compatible with chips from Spondoolies Tech, InnoSilicon, Hashra, HashFast, GridSeed, Cointerra, Butterfly Labs, Bitfury, Alcheminer, Avalon, ASICminer and more. Bitcoin, Scrypt, any other hardware. Including GPU, CPU or FPGA mining.

DataTank systems work with any chip or hardware and almost all of the ASICs on the market have been immersion tested. Most if not all ASIC manufacturers (Bitcoin and Scrypt) are working on immersion blade designs or can make them available on demand.

With an in-house manufacturing line that can handle initial deployment quantities, and established manufacturing partners for larger quantities next door in China, DataTank Mining will initially focus on manufacturing boards internally. This will ensure a controlled and streamlined deployment process, and that schedules and quality standards are met.

At a later stage, manufacturers are welcome to provide their completed immersion blades for deployment, further reducing operating efforts for the company. Our engineers are working with a number of manufacturers to get their boards immersion ready. DataTank Mining will provide preferential capacity for manufacturers, to ensure demand is met.

DataTank systems come with integrated 12V power distribution, and can be equipped with any other voltage on demand (including 48VDC) for new developments. Optionally, manufacturers can chose to design complete clusters in a 19-inch form factor to fit into DataTank systems for deployment.

DataTank Design Guidelines (PDF).
DataTank Information Folder (Google Drive)

What are Immersion Blades?

Immersion blades are boards with ASIC chips that have been created with the objective of a plug-and-play experience, and to make infrastructure (such as power supplies) reusable. Immersion blades do not have unnecessary parts, such as heatsinks and fans, or any other mechanical structure (no cases, cables, connectors, water cooler sockets, etc).

The standardized form factor of immersion blades guarantees optimum density, future compatibility and rapid deployment capability. An immersion blade looks like a larger memory DIMM, consisting of a PCB, “gold fingers” and chips. Different type of hardware can be combined (ie. Scrypt or SHA-256 blades) next to each other.

The minimalistic design reduces hardware to chips on boards will ensure that hardware can be assembled quick, manufacturers don’t need to spend time with case or thermal design, part sourcing, mechanical assembly and logistics. Mining clusters come online fast.

Immersion cooling removes thermal constraints, and with efficient and inexpensive 12V and 5V available in the tanks (48VDC and others available on demand), designers do not need to spend time on power considerations. Immersion cooling also allows overclocking of existing hardware, which would otherwise be constrained by thermal limits.

DataTank Design Guidelines (PDF).
DataTank Information Folder (Google Drive)