Wednesday April 09, 2014

Intel, 3M, SGI Reduce Datacenter Cooling Costs by 95 Percent

Today, Intel, 3M and SGI announced the implementation of a fully functional supercomputer that uses two-phase immersion cooling technology that can reduce cooling energy costs by up to 95 percent and reduce water consumption by eliminating municipal water usage for evaporative cooling. In this proof-of-concept, SGI ICE* X and Intelآ® Xeonآ® processors are immersed in 3M Novec* Engineered Fluid. The 3M Novec fluid is an efficient dielectric that keeps the hardware cooled with minimum additional energy, maximum performance and better reliability.