Higher density chips are on the way. Liquid-cooled IT equipment is not new. It’s been around for decades but recently has gained interest for more mainstream data centre applications. We tend to hear about it for niche solutions – such as for high-performance computing (HPC) and gaming. But today, there are some key trends and drivers that make it an appealing solution for the more mainstream IT audience. While data centre and edge environments today are primarily air-cooled, we are seeing a growing interest and value in the adoption of liquid cooling. The applications of cloud, IoT, AI, and edge are driving the continuous increase of chip and rack power density. There’s also a continued focus on energy efficiency and cost. For many applications, liquid cooling is the optimal cooling solution. Today, air and liquid cooling options exist but many work harder, not smarter. Enter chassis-based immersive liquid cooling to solve the server chaos with the potential to optimise operations, efficiency, and cost.
Compared with conventional air cooling, liquid cooling provides benefits for data centre owners such as higher energy efficiency, smaller footprint, lower TCO, enhanced server reliability, lower noise, etc. However, liquid cooling also has some drawbacks such as higher investment, retrofit or redesign of servers, new data centre operation and maintenance skills required, etc
Join our webinar and find out how data centre owners can make an informed decision on whether liquid cooling has advantages for their application. This webinar session will focus on the major liquid cooling methodologies, the tradeoffs they bring in different environments and how Schneider Electric is leading an eco-system to create viable, commercial liquid-cooled systems that offer up to 15% lower CapEx and up to 30% energy reduction.