Submer to accelerate immersion cooling adoption at data centers
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Submer to accelerate immersion cooling adoption at data centers

Immersion cooling solutions trailblazer Submer, which is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, is opening its fluid expertise to the industry to standardise and accelerate wide scale immersion cooling adoption. Since 2015, Submer has provided next-generation immersion cooling for data centers, HPC, hyperscale, Edge, AI, DL, and blockchain applications. 

As announced during OCP in October 2022, alongside Intel’s initiative of an Open Fluid Specification, Submer has established a network for validation services, which will in turn grow its own end-to-end solutions for more variety in choices tailored to Edge and data center applications. OCP is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. Sustainability will remain one of the main drivers of this venture and put an emphasis on the use of natural resources, heat reuse, and the like. 

Submer, the only fluid-agnostic player and leader in the immersion cooling space, has fostered a top-class group of collaborators with extensive reach and resources and interest in working towards more sustainable services. These include global lubricant companies Shell and Castrol, enlisted for their extensive reach and resources and interest in working towards more sustainable services, and who are both set to participate in Submer’s exhibition at MWC23.

As experts in turnkey immersion cooling solutions – including but not limited to immersion tanks, coolant, and software – Submer will be heading these collaborative efforts to perfect formulas through the optimisation, validation, and standardisation of fluids.  

This co-creation will take place within Submer’s, neutral official Immersion Center of Excellence, a space for experts to form ideas and bring them to market through R&D and thorough testing. Including but not limited to fluid and chemistry endeavors, as well as hardware compatibility and validation, the center will act as a vessel for all industry partners, delivering testing and certification services under ISO 17025, and securing Submer ecosystem compatibility and certification for all products needed to deliver a turnkey immersion solution.  

Submer is therefore building a complete and diverse fluid portfolio, maintaining the high standards of existing Submer services but taking things a step further in terms of fluids optimised for specific performance requirements and applications. By covering all bases, Submer will continue broadening its reach into other areas of the industry and thus accelerate the adoption of immersion cooling from its unique, non-biased standpoint.  

“The road we embarked on in 2020 towards fluid standardisation has been a challenging one. Now, we are starting to see the first fruits of Submer’s validation and acceleration strategy. But these results are just the beginning for us and so we extend an invitation to other industry stakeholders to work side-by-side with us to deliver quality immersion cooling solutions,” said Peter Cooper, VP of Fluids and Chemistry.

All in all, combining Submer’s know-how with that of other seasoned experts from all over the industry will surely drive immersion at scale, establish Submer as the world-leading test laboratory for immersion, and reinforce the first-class quality of Submer’s technology. Submer leaves its doors open to any companies interested in getting involved and contributing to this movement.