Cooling is one of the primary purposes of data centers. Data center cooling has been the focus of extraordinary progress, as innovations and the application of best practices have brought dramatic gains in energy efficiency. Chief among these improvements has been the use of free cooling, most notably air-side economization. Other techniques gaining traction include water-side economization, direct and indirect evaporative cooling. At Data Center Frontier, we're also tracking innovations in liquid cooling to handle high-density workloads in high performance computing (HPC) and supercomputing. These include the use of warm water cooling, immersion cooling, phase change cooling technologies. Liquid cooling has been adopted at the row, rack and chip in different implementations.
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Data Center Jobs: Engineering and Technician Jobs Available in Major Markets

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Each month, Data Center Frontier, in partnership with Pkaza, posts some of the hottest data center jobs in the market. Find your next job here!

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Typifying this trend, Vertiv this week announced its acquisition of CoolTera Ltd. to boost its data center liquid cooling portfolio.
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Microsoft's custom-built rack for the Maia 100 AI Accelerator and its "sidekick".

Microsoft Unveils Custom-Designed Data Center AI Chips, Racks and Liquid Cooling

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At Microsoft Ignite, the company unveiled two custom-designed AI chips and associated integrated systems including racks and liquid cooling.
The Forced Convection Heat Sink (FCHS) package.

Intel, Submer Advance Single-Phase Immersion Cooling for Chips Above 1000W TDP

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Heralded as a milestone achievement for providing a simple, cost-effective way to cool chips up to the 1000W range in single-phase immersion systems, the FCHS package officially...
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The Art of Two-Phase, Direct-to-Chip Liquid Cooling

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Educational white paper for the scientifically minded evaluator of data center liquid cooling technologies.
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Equinix Ashburn DC12 Data Center in Ashburn, Virginia. Photo: Rich Miller

DCF Show: Equinix VP of Colocation Talks AI, LC, Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud, Sustainability

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Data Center Frontier editors Matt Vincent and David Chernicoff sit down for a podcast chat with Tiffany Osias, VP of Colocation for Equinix.
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DCF Show: Liquid Cooling Technology Implications for AI-Era Data Center Designs

Aug. 29, 2023
Unpacking implications of the rise of liquid cooling technology for data center designs in "the era of AI."