GRC, the liquid cooling company formerly known as Green Revolution Cooling, has set up a collaboration with Intel to implement immersion cooling in data centers.
Over the next several years, engineers from the two companies will test the safety and reliability of immersion cooling technologies, and establish ways to optimize system performance of immersion-cooled racks containing Intel Xeon scalable processors. The two will work together with joint end-customers to make sure the immersion cooling systems meet customer needs, and educate the market with things like webinars podcasts and a White Paper.
This is not a new partnership - Intel first tested GRC's systems with a year long trial almost ten years ago, back in 2012.
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“For many years we have had a valuable relationship with Intel. We are thrilled to share this partnership publicly with the entire data center industry,” said Peter Poulin, CEO at GRC. “As our world increasingly depends on digital tools, data centers have an opportunity to reduce their impact on the environment. Designed in direct response to joint customer engagements, this collaboration represents our commitment to raise awareness of this opportunity and create more sustainable, energy efficient data center solutions.”
While air cooling is still the dominant cooling solution in data centers, but immersion cooling has become established in compute intensive parts of the data center industry, including HPC, allowing them to keep up with increasing power desntity.
Intel and GRC will check out new coolant fluid formulations as they enter the market, checking that they meet standards for safety, material compatibility, and thermal performance.
“Our collaboration with GRC aligns with Intel’s goal of supporting cutting edge technologies that provide increased efficiency and density for data center and edge deployments,” said Mohan Kumar, Senior Fellow, Intel Corporation. “Through this collaboration, we are able to provide customers with custom solutions to meet their computing and cooling needs to help ensure that data centers operate in a more environmentally sensitive way.”