In a move to enable wider use of liquid cooling, NVIDIA is introducing its first data center GPU with direct chip liquid cooling. One of the early adopters is Equinix, which is test-driving the servers and hopes to implement liquid cooling in a sustainable AI platform.
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.
Despite this changing landscape and the complexities that come with it, data centers must always adapt to the new normal. Future Facilities explores how digital twin technology has helped organizations in the healthcare, aerospace, automotive, and finance sectors manage the constant change found in the data center industry.
Kao Data was determined to design their new data centers to be as energy efficient as possible. Future Facilities explores how computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations can be used to validate the design of data center cooling systems.
Kao Data’s UK data center is designed to sustainably support high performance computing and intensive artificial intelligence. Future Facilities explores how CFD can validated the design, implementation, and operation of their indirect evaporative cooling systems.
How do financial institutions balance the need for high-performing computation and the increased power and cooling higher-density servers expend? Future Facilities explores how a digital twin can maximizing performance and uncover hidden value in existing data centers.
Truly game changing data centers recognize that innovation must be a holistic process and look beyond technology to every other aspect of the business. DCF’s Rich Miller and Aligned’s Andrew Schapp and Eric Jacobs will discuss disruptive data center innovation during an April 19 webinar.
GRC (Green Revolution Cooling) has secured a $28 million Series C equity investment led by South Korea-based SK Lubricants, which will help the company address growing demand for its single-phase immersion cooling technology.
When looking to the future of the data center industry, the ability to remain agile, accommodate high density and be able to satisfy stringent carbon efficiency goals will be crucial. Future Facilities explores how an innovative French colocation data center provider uses digital twin technology to accomplish this.
Water is a resource we must acknowledge as finite, and we must safeguard it accordingly. Stream Data Center’s Chris Bair and Yvonne Deir share their perspectives on data center water use and how to optimize water consumption.
Demand is growing for software solutions that can simplify the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions for data centers. Join DCF editor Rich Miller on March 15 at 1pm for a discussion of green IT strategies with Intel Solutions Architects Rami Radi and Shuming Zhu. #sustainability #green #esg #tracking