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Intel and Submer Advance Data Center Cooling Tech

Today, Intel and Submer announced a collaboration to co-develop the Precision Immersion Cooling Fluid Cloud for use in next-generation data centers. Intel and Submer are using Intel Xeon-based immersion-optimized server boards and Submer’s precision cooling technique to demonstrate the reuse of high-grade waste heat generated by compute elements in data centers. Intel and Submer’s collaboration will help accelerate industry standards for the adoption of immersion cooling.

Recent innovations in immersion cooling techniques are helping to significantly improve the energy efficiency of data centers and enable organizations to address their sustainability goals. Our collaboration with Submer will allow us to address all stages of the immersion cooling value chain and offer a sustainable solution that will make a difference for our mutual customers.”

–Mohan Kumar, Intel Fellow in the Datacenter and AI Group

Data center managers are increasingly looking for ways to implement greener and more sustainable designs. By adopting immersion cooling techniques, data center managers can help ensure their infrastructure is able to solve today’s challenges and power future use cases. Industrywide guidelines around best practices for the use of immersion technology are vital as use increases.

Heat is considered a burden in current data center cooling implementations. It is removed and discarded, but with a process that impacts the environment and data center operating costs. The Precision Immersion Cooling Fluid Cloud concept uses liquid cooling to achieve the next level of efficiency and density, with the goal of reshaping the use of IT thermals by integrating a precision immersion cooling architecture within each node. This approach helps to ensure the generated high-grade heat can be easily reused, monetized or even leveraged to produce electricity while guaranteeing an optimal operating temperature for the processors and other components. This approach will eventually lead to eliminating cooling costs and unprecedented total cost of operations improvements, which convert today’s cooling burden into a benefit.

“By embarking together on a joint mission to reshape the way that the industry currently operates, we’re setting the foundations for server OEMs and operators to have a clear roadmap to transform the data center industry and achieve a significantly reduced operational footprint,” said Daniel Pope, co-founder and CEO of Submer.”

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