Innovations in Power and Cooling | OEM Server Providers Delivering More Powerful, Cheaper Systems When Designing for Immersion Cooling

AUSTIN, TX – “Innovations in Power and Cooling: What type of Advancements Are We Seeing in Data Centers?” was the first panel to kick off CAPRE’s Texas Data Center Summit in Austin in mid-November. The session featured a trio of panelists led by Moderator Jack Kolar, Vice-President of Mission Critical Products at TAS, who began the session by sharing some data points about one of the most buzzworthy and potentially revolutionary concepts in the power and cooling space – liquid cooling, even if the industry hasn’t fully hopped on board yet. “We’re not seeing equipment made to exploit liquid cooling yet,” began Kolar. “However other advantages make this an important consideration. I’ve been blessed with building lots of traditional air-cooled equipment. We build chilling plants and things like that for people with very big building blocks, and I’ve seen the best possible chilling plants that can possible be made. I’ve got some data about why you’d consider liquid over a perfectly normal, traditional chiller.” “If you have a standard raised floor or overhead air handler, the air handler is going to draw something on the order of 45 to 55 kilowatts, just to move the air out of the rack, over to your handler and back – whether it’s hot-aisle, cold-aisle, or whatever you use,” Kolar continued. “There’s a lot of power being used. The chiller itself is going to use about 140 KW per MW cooled. There will be…