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Start-up develops submerged server cooling

American start-up Green Revolution Cooling has suggested servers do what we do on a hot day: take a swim. The company has created a submerged cooling system that it claims can cool powerful systems at a much smaller cost than traditional methods.

Green Revolution developed a non-conductive coolant called GreenDEF for its system. It boasts the substance can support heat as high 100 kilowatts per 42U rack, much greater than the current 4-8 watts.

If these performance claims hold true, GreenDEF could have a major impact on the data center industry. Server cooling is one of a data center’s highest costs and low heat capacities limit server density. More efficient cooling would allow smaller facilities to be built at lower costs. Some of these savings would be passed on to consumers.

Source | Data Center Knowledge

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