2019: The Future of Liquid Cooling is Now
In 2018, analysts and experts predicted that in 2019, liquid cooling would finally go mainstream.
It has been observed that, Moore’s Law (according to which the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years) is slowing down and that, sooner or later, we will get to its inevitable demise. Alex Carrol, Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers, has recently said:
“When the average per rack power density is greater than 7 kW per rack, the space utilization goes down to almost 50%. This is because almost 50% of the space is then needed by power and cooling equipment alone, and only 50% of the space can be utilized by the actual IT equipment.”
All these observations make a case for Immersion Cooling as the most efficient cleantech guaranteeing unprecedented IT Hardware densities compared to air cooling (Submer’s solution allows to achieve >100kW per rack footprint while saving 99% of cooling costs).
We are now almost entering the second half of 2019, and we have seen more and more cases that would confirm this tendency (from Google to Facebook).
Nevertheless, there is still a certain resistance by some of the most traditional companies in accepting a technology that, even though was invented some decades ago, only now is slowly becoming accepted as what it is: a major, disruptive solution that will change datacenter operations and design.
Submer’s blog and webinars are meant also for this: to educate about Immersion Cooling and datacenter and HPC world, to dispel doubts and fears (sometimes irrational, sometimes legitimate) around liquid cooling.