ExxonMobil debuts cooling fluids for enhanced data centre efficiency
In response to the escalating demand for enhanced data center performance, spurred by the widespread adoption of cloud computing and artificial intelligence, ExxonMobil has unveiled a comprehensive suite of data centre immersion cooling fluids. These innovative products promise improved energy efficiency, performance enhancement, and cost reduction, addressing the global surge in energy consumption and the imperative for efficient thermal management in data centres.
ExxonMobil’s immersion cooling fluids are engineered to optimise data centre operations across various sectors and regions. The company has developed a diverse array of liquid cooling products that not only offer superior performance but also adaptability, allowing tailored thermal management solutions to meet individual requirements.
Alistair Westwood, global marketing manager at ExxonMobil Product Solutions, emphasised the pivotal role of these fluids in balancing heat transfer, flashpoint, and materials compatibility to enhance data centre component performance.
The immersion fluid products boast a series of notable benefits, including effective heat removal attributed to their lower viscosity levels. They also extend the hardware’s lifespan and can slash the total cost of ownership by up to 40%, encompassing up to 35% in capital expenditure savings and a 50% reduction in operational costs. These fluids contribute to enhanced energy efficiency by reducing Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), a crucial metric in the data centre industry.
Liquid cooling presents a superior alternative to conventional air-cooling techniques. By facilitating a reduction in PUE, it curtails overall energy and water consumption and allows for increased rack density, addressing the environmental and space constraints that challenge the industry.