Technologically Challenged: What’s holding the industry back from mass-adoption of liquid cooling in the data center as talk turns to 100kW per rack?
In May 2018 Alphabet introduced its TensorFlow 3.0 AI processors with chips so powerful that for the first time they had to introduce liquid cooling in their data centers. They saw an eight-fold improvement in performance. Bitcoin miners are already converts. But what will it take for immersion and direct-to-chip cooling to get into the mainstream data center? We ask our panel of experts what are the barriers to wide scale adoption.