Nautilus Data Technologies has launched its first facility, a 7-megawatt data center on the San Joaquin River in Stockton, Calif. The company taps bodies of water for its cooling, but says it plans to deploy data centers on land and water.
Insights: Data Center Cooling
Cooling is one of the primary purposes of data centers. Data center cooling has been the focus of extraordinary progress, as innovations and the application of best practices have brought dramatic gains in energy efficiency. Chief among these improvements has been the use of free cooling, most notably air-side economization. Other techniques gaining traction include water-side economization, direct and indirect evaporative cooling.
At Data Center Frontier, we're also tracking innovations in liquid cooling to handle high-density workloads in high performance computing (HPC) and supercomputing. These include the use of warm water cooling, immersion cooling, phase change cooling technologies. Liquid cooling has been adopted at the row, rack and chip in different implementations.
Water scarcity is a looming global crisis. Kris Holla, Group Vice President, Channel Sales, Nortek Air Solutions, and Michael Lesniak, AVP Global Corporate Accounts, Global Data Center Solutions at Nalco Water, discuss how data centers can conserve the planet’s diminishing fresh water supply and practice water stewardship.
Join Data Center Frontier’s Editor in Chief Rich Miller and Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap for an informative webinar on the need for more dynamic infrastructure and cooling systems in data centers.
Cem Candir, CEO of Chemstar WATER, provides three tips for data centers looking for cost-effective ways to reduce their water footprint.
Microsoft has begun using immersion-cooled servers in production, the company said this week. The announcement is a meaningful milestone for adoption of two-phase immersion, which promises major gains in density and efficiency.
It was another record month for audience growth at Data Center Frontier, a sign of growing interest in digital infrastructure. Here the 10 most popular stories for March 2021.
A new white paper from Data Aire explores economization and why it’s important in mission critical environments like data centers. The report looks at when economization is effective and the key things engineers should consider when choosing between an airside or a waterside economizer.
Server immersion cooling technology from bitcoin specialist Bitfury is coming to the data center. LiquidStack launches today as a stand-alone company looking to address growing cooling challenges in cloud, HPC and edge computing.
A new white paper from Aligned presents a case study of their multi-year colocation partnership with a global cloud-based gaming company. The report outlines the challenges presented by the client, the solutions provided by Aligned, and three of the key business results achieved by the partnership.
AI and GPUs have revolutionized computing, but they also present challenges. Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer of Aligned, shares insights on how data centers can overcome the primary obstacle to densification – cooling.