Today LiquidCool Solutions announced that CEO Herb Zien will present at IDC’s HPC User Forum, September 15-17 in Seattle. Zien will participate in a group discussion on the Disruptive Technologies Panel to be held Wednesday, September 16 at 4:30 PM local time.
LiquidCool Solutions (LCS) is a technology development firm with patents surrounding cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid. The Company has been recognized as a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s 2014 Cool Vendors in Data Center Infrastructure Management, Power and Cooling report and received the North America Customer Value Enhancement Award in Data Center Cooling from Frost and Sullivan.
Air is an insulator, and pushing cold air up from the floor makes no sense from an engineering perspective,” said Zien. “Relying on fans to circulate air around and through racks chews up capital, space and energy, and exposes electronics to failure from oxidation. Total immersion in a dielectric fluid, at least the way LiquidCool applies the principle eliminates fans, thereby decoupling electronics from the room.”
In reviewing liquid cooling technologies, Andrew Donoghue, data center cooling analyst for 451 Research, said,” Even air-cooling apologists will admit that if the clock could be turned back liquid cooling is a more efficient way to cool data centers.”
It’s not a matter of if, but when,” said Zien. “Data centers are beginning to accept minimal risk by gradually integrating liquid cooling technology without spending additional capital. The refresh rate for IT equipment in a data center is three to five years. By reserving a portion of the refresh expenditure for equipment using LCS cooling technology, the data center can quickly compare the new against legacy technology in terms of energy consumption and floor space requirements. Once the data center is completely converted, the full benefits will become apparent, particularly when the chillers are turned off permanently, CRAC units are scrapped and excess space reallocated.”
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