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Energy Efficiency Comparison: Air-Cooling vs Liquid Cooling

In this sponsored article, David Craig, CEO of Iceotope, discusses how a paradigm shift, from air to liquid cooling has become the favoured solution – already the standard for high performance computing (HPC). The discussion for all workloads has moved on from whether to stick with traditional air-cooling systems to one of how to practically evolve to precision immersion liquid-cooling.

Sugon Unveils Liquid-cooled Prototype at ISC’14

In this video from ISC’14, Shen Weidong from Sugon describes the company’s liquid-cooled “personal supercomputer” prototype designed to run in office environments. “The PHPC300 has 12 blades. Each blade is a sealed box with (3M Novec) liquid in it with a boiling point of about 50 degrees Celsius. So the liquid near the CPU will evaporate and then be circulated to a condenser where it is turned back into a liquid. We can use this technology in China to achieve a PUE of 1.05.”

Infographic: Potential Worldwide Savings from Liquid Cooling

As liquid cooling continues to gain traction in the datacenter, Asetek has developed an infographic to illustrate the potential 68 Billion kWh in worldwide energy savings from their RackCDU technology.