Intel and Submer develop Precision Immersion Cooling Fluid Cloud
Intel and Submer are to co-develop a solution they said will help accelerate industry standards for the adoption of immersion cooling.
Using Intel's Xeon-based immersion-optimised server boards and Submer’s precision cooling technique the solution demonstrates the reuse of high-grade waste heat generated by compute elements in data centres.
The Precision Immersion Cooling Fluid Cloud uses liquid cooling to achieve the next level of efficiency and density –Intel said 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".
The goal is to reshape 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, monetised or even leveraged to produce electricity while guaranteeing an optimal operating temperature for the processors and other components
Mohan Kumar, Intel Fellow in the Datacenter and AI Group said: "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."
The two will collaborate with a consortium of industry leaders will help build a supply chain for scaling the technology to ensure data centres are equipped to deliver a new generation of sustainable infrastructure.
As part of the collaboration, Intel will focus efforts on an open-standard offering that supports scalable data centre deployments from cloud to edge and work with the industries that will deploy these solutions. Intel has experience building scalable ecosystems through its global partner network, which is crucial for ensuring systems are compatible with standard server materials and meet the needs of a global industry.
Daniel Pope, co-founder and CEO of Submer said: “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.”