Iceotope announced the deployment of its chassis-level immersion liquid cooling technology at EcoDataCenter’s new colocation facility in Falun, Sweden. After the installation, EcoDataCenter will become the first colocation service provider to offer chassis-level immersion cooling technology for customer’s hosted IT loads. Iceotope developed the chassis-level immersion cooling solution that enables 46kW per rack, with the core technology capable of scaling to future-proof power densities of 100kW plus.
Liquid cooling for high-grade heat
This cooling solution improves chip and hard drive reliability by providing a lower stable operating temperature. In addition to this, it increases the available white space by eliminating the requirement for hot aisle/ cold aisle layouts. It is important to say that the cooling arrangement enables high-grade heat to be captured for reuse in a local renewable energy scheme.
Lars Schedin, CEO of EcoDataCenter, said,
“EcoDataCenter has embraced this innovative new technology as an early-adopter, knowing that companies in the market will soon see the operational and environmental benefits, and follow our lead. The integration of Iceotope, Schneider Electric and Avnet liquid cooling enable us to set ground-breaking, new industry standards for energy-efficient, high-availability data centers. Together we are empowering customers to take action for a more sustainable future.”
According to the announcement, with an operating PUE of 1.03, chassis-level immersive cooling provides a significant CapEx savings of 14% and at least 10% energy savings in comparison with traditional air-cooled approaches for a 2MW facility.
The collaborative solution from Iceotope, Schneider Electric and Avnet is a combination of a high-powered GPU server with Iceotope’s liquid cooling technology to increase energy and cooling efficiency. Liquid-cooling provides other benefits including greater efficiency; lower operating costs, smaller footprint, increased reliability, and nearly silent operation despite the high-power densities of evolving GPU technologies.
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