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The Use of High-Performance Polymers in HPC and Data Center Applications

“Polymer components in liquid cooling systems are attractive for several reasons: they are lightweight, typically less expensive than metal counterparts, and are impervious to corrosion that can render parts inoperable or introduce debris into flow paths. The challenges with many polymers used to date, however, are their abilities to handle high temperatures and physical stressors without deforming, cracking or creeping. These shortcomings become significant when leaks occur, leading to downtime or damage to equipment.”

The Use of High-Performance Polymers in HPC and Data Center Applications

This whitepaper from CPC details the use of high-performance polymers in HPC and data center applications where plastics advance as a viable, reliable option in liquid cooling systems. CPC offers the industry’s first PPSU QD, purpose-built for liquid cooling use in HPC and data centers.

Thermoplastic Connectors Grow in Popularity Along with Liquid Cooling

As liquid cooling becomes more and more prevalent, new technology and types of connectors are becoming water cooler topics for those in the data and computing industries. According to a new report from CPC, long-term, leak-free performance in fluid management systems requires robust connectors. And advanced materials are growing the range of available QD options.

Metal or Plastic Quick Disconnects? Key Considerations

Long-term, leak-free performance in fluid management systems requires robust connectors. As liquid cooling is increasingly deployed in high performance computing and data center applications, these industries demand quick disconnects (QDs) purpose-built for their needs. Gone are the days of making do with metal ball-and-sleeve connectors designed for heavy industrial use. Download the new guide from CPC that outlines key performance factors of new PPSU QDs compared to traditional all-metal QDs for liquid cooling.

Metal or Plastic Liquid Cooling Connectors? What You Should Consider

With recent advances, high-performance thermoplastic now offers performance that rivals, and in some cases, surpasses their metal counterparts. Design engineers have to take several factors into consideration when trying to choose between metal or plastic quick disconnects. This guest article from CPC takes a look at the differences between metal and plastic liquid cooling connectors, and the benefits and challenges to each.

New CPC QD Solution Optimizes HPC Liquid Cooling

In this video from SC18, Kristin Anderson from CPC describes the company’s innovative connector couplings for liquid cooling. “PLQ Series QDs are among the highest-performing engineered polymer connectors for liquid cooling applications available. They vastly reduce concerns around plastic QD durability and performance,” said Elizabeth Langer, Senior Design Engineer, Thermal Management. “HPC and data center specifiers and operators can use these plastic QDs with confidence.”

The Right Terminations for Reliable Liquid Cooling in HPC

High performance computing manufacturers are increasingly deploying liquid cooling. To avoid damage to electronic equipment due to leaks, secure drip-free connections are essential. Quick disconnects for HPC applications simplify connector selection. And with expensive electronics at stake, understanding the components in liquid cooling systems is critical. This article details what to look for when seeking the optimal termination for connectors—a way to help ensure leak-free performance.

CPC to Showcase New QD Connectors for HPC Liquid Cooling at SC18

Today CPC (Colder Products Company) introduced its new PLQ2 high-performance thermoplastic connector. “PLQ Series QDs are among the highest-performing engineered polymer connectors for liquid cooling applications available. They vastly reduce concerns around plastic QD durability and performance,” said Elizabeth Langer, senior design engineer, thermal management. “HPC and data center specifiers and operators can use these plastic QDs with confidence.”

The Right Terminations for Reliable Liquid Cooling in HPC

Liquid cooling for HPCs is increasingly common. With expensive electronics at stake, understanding the components in liquid cooling systems is critical. This article details what to look for when seeking the optimal termination for connectors—a way to help ensure leak-free performance.

The Role of Quick Disconnect Couplings in Liquid Cooling: 5 Attributes that Contribute to Connector Reliability

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.