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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TierPoint Investors Led By Cequel III Acquire High Density Cooling Specialist DDC Cabinet Technology

Feb. 8, 2024
The spate of M&A continues surrounding advanced cooling for AI and cloud data centers.

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Hyperscale Rising

Feb. 21, 2024
Alan Keizer and Keith Sullivan of AFL explore the growth and evolution of hyperscale computing from being a nice-to-have to a must-have.
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Data Center Liquid Cooling Platform, Program Innovation Heats Up

Jan. 19, 2024
The data center industry is now widely acknowledged to be entering a period of exponential expansion, hinged on the stratospheric rise of AI/ML applications and the associated...
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The Eight Themes That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2024

Jan. 2, 2024
The AI boom will ripple through the digital infrastructure sector, impacting the availability of space, the supply chain, pricing, cooling, power and design.

Liquid Cooling Heats Up Competition Between Colocation Data Center Providers

Dec. 11, 2023
Equinix is the latest operator to announce the availability of liquid cooling options in their data centers.
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Data Center Jobs: Engineering and Technician Jobs Available in Major Markets

Dec. 7, 2023
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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Data Center AI, Liquid Cooling Growth Continues to Drive Partnerships, M&A

Dec. 7, 2023
Typifying this trend, Vertiv recently announced its acquisition of CoolTera Ltd. to boost its data center liquid cooling portfolio.
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Strategic AI Partnerships Ease Liquid Cooling Technology Uptake In High-Density Data Centers

Nov. 30, 2023
LC technology is now in the building at AWS data centers, supporting a raft of new NVIDIA GPUs. That's good to know, and also indicative of how strategic industry partnerships...
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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

Nov. 16, 2023
At Microsoft Ignite, the company unveiled two custom-designed AI chips and associated integrated systems including racks and liquid cooling.