Rack densities are beginning to rise, and some companies specializing in liquid cooling for the data center industry are investing in growth. Others see more potential in the fast-growing esports market.
As we approach 2030, data centers will feature ” lots more application-specific silicon being cooled by water,” according to Suvojit Ghosh, the plenary speaker at DCD Enterprise New York.
Liquid cooling technology specialists Submer Immersion Cooling and ZutaCore are rolling out new designs at the Open Compute Project Summit 2019, which begins today in San Jose. The OCP demos reflect growing interest in high-density cooling among hyperscale operators.
Here’s a look at the Top 10 data center stories on Data Center Frontier in 2018, ranked by pageviews. What was hot? Facebook, Google, Ashburn, liquid cooling, edge computing.
A new HPC system from DownUnder GeoSolutions will immerse 40,000 servers in liquid coolant at Skybox Datacenters in Houston. The massive system is expected to deliver 250 petaflops of computing power.
The new Frontera supercomputer at the University of Texas combines several approaches to liquid cooling, including GPUs immersed in dielectric liquid coolant fluid, and x86 servers using direct water cooling to the processor.
The Open Compute Project (OCP) is working to enable wider adoption of liquid cooling, citing demand from hyperscale computing providers, as well as new applications in edge computing.
The use of liquid cooling to mitigate heat generated by electronics can be found in a wide variety of applications, including gaming computers, supercomputers and medical equipment. Download the new report, courtesy of CPC, “The Role of Quick Disconnect Couplings in Liquid Cooling: Five Attributes that Contribute to Connector Reliability,” that explores the role of quick disconnect couplings in liquid cooling.
As data centers and high performance computing continue to drive demand for higher densities and increased efficiency, liquid cooling is expanding as a method of thermal management. Download the new white paper from CPC that provides a technical guide for connectors when considering a liquid cooling system for your HPC and data center environments.
Google is shifting to liquid cooling for its latest version of its artificial intelligence hardware, as the heat generated by its new Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) has exceeded the limits of its previous data center cooling solutions.