Lubrizol announces new immersion fluids, partners with Intel
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Lubrizol announces new immersion fluids, partners with Intel

Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, and Intel®, the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue, have partnered to develop the industry’s first hydrocarbon collaboration for immersion fluid technology. Lubrizol’s new immersion fluid solutions will be warrantied on Intel Xeon® and Core™ microarchitectures. 

Intel Core™ are streamlined mid-range consumer, workstation and enthusiast computers central processing units (CPU). Xeon® is designed for internet and large transactional database servers as well as for engineering, graphics, and multimedia applications that require moving a lot of data around quickly.

Increased thermal management capabilities

The CompuZol™ family of immersion cooling fluid solutions addresses the limitations posed by today’s air-cooled methods in data centers by delivering increased thermal management capabilities and enabling increased infrastructure density. Using CompuZol™ directly at the source can reduce data center cooling costs and provide a more sustainable solution for future growth. 

“The launch of CompuZol™ and partnership with Intel is part of a multi-year effort to improve power consumption in data centers throughout the world,” said Deb Langer, senior vice president, Corporate Ventures, Lubrizol. “We have come together to collaborate with industry partners, Submer and GRC, to develop an industry solution working very closely with leading OEMs.”

The launch of CompuZol™ represents the next important step in the development journey of immersion fluid solutions tailor-formulated and specifically developed for use in immersion cooling applications. Lubrizol has partnered with world-leading OEMs in the microchip, infrastructure, and tank industries to enhance the immersion cooling value proposition and the output has been a demonstrable reduction in energy costs, total cost of ownership, and concerns about reliability and serviceability.

“This relationship with Lubrizol and integration of CompuZol™ into our process is part of a multiyear engineering validation and optimization engagement to drive transformational change in the efficiencies of next generation data centers,” said Mohan Kumar, engineering fellow at Intel. “The opportunity to unlock energy efficiency and ultimately energy re-use is a powerful sustainability story moving forward.”