Castrol collaborates with Hypertec on immersion cooling solutions
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Castrol collaborates with Hypertec on immersion cooling solutions

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has announced its collaboration with Hypertec, a specialist in immersion cooled server design and implementation. To accelerate the widespread adoption of Hypertec’s immersion cooling solutions for data centres, supported by Castrol’s fluid technology, both companies will collaborate to develop and test state-of-the-art immersion cooling technology at Castrol’s global headquarters in Pangbourne in the UK. 

Castrol announced in 2022 that it will invest up to GBP50 million (USD64.5 million) in its headquarters at Pangbourne, UK. Castrol said the first systems are now in place and fully functional for research to begin on furthering immersion cooling technologies across systems, servers, and fluids to provide world-class, integrated solutions. 

Hypertec is the first server OEM to join Castrol in its drive to accelerate immersion cooling technology. Castrol and Hypertec will leverage Castrol’s existing collaboration with Submer, a leader in immersion cooling technology, who has provided its SmartPod* and MicroPod* tank systems to the Pangbourne facility.

Working together, Castrol will be able to continue to develop its offers for data centre customers and look to accelerate the adoption of immersion cooling as a path to explore more sustainable and more efficient data centre operations. With immersion cooling, water usage and the power consumption needed to operate and cool server equipment can be significantly reduced.

“We are proud to work with Hypertec to help us drive forward the adoption of immersion cooling technology. With a robust network of allies like Submer and Hypertec, we can innovate more quickly and develop integrated solutions that advance the efficiency of data centres while pushing the limits of current technologies. Together with Hypertec and Submer, we can develop differentiated and integrated solutions that help our customers,” said Nicola Buck, chief marketing officer at Castrol.   

"Our work with Castrol and Submer strengthens our commitment to more sustainable and innovative technology solutions. Working closely with Submer since 2021, we've developed high-density and more sustainable immersion cooling solutions. This collaboration with Castrol will significantly contribute to their fluid testing and integrated energy efforts," said Eliot Ahdoot, Hypertec’s chief innovation and sustainability officer.