Trends in Immersion Cooling for Data and Cloud Centres
Mobile data traffic, internet users, global internet traffic all of those saw an exponential rise since 2010. Wider adoption of technologies such as 5G, blockchain, cryptocurrency mining, machine learning, etc. will further increase the internet data traffic.
The exponential rise of the technologies above will require a “A data center facility, which enables an organisation to collect its resources and infrastructure for data processing, storage and communications.”. Data centers support almost all computation, data storage, and network and business applications for the enterprise. Their operations are energy intense with a high electricity demand. Computing and cooling are, amongst other, the main largest factors for data centers’ power consumption with cooling contributing up to 40% of the total power. Most data centers currently rely on air cooling.
Increasing environmental legislation, growth in computing intense application, increasing chip and server power density are the main market drivers for the adoption of immersion cooling. Castrol aims to play its part in driving the adoption of immersion cooling in the industry with its current range of single-phase immersion cooling fluids.