Precision Liquid Cooling for mass-scale IT deployment in Cloud / Hyperscale
Iceotope’s Precision Liquid Cooling offers lower costs, improve efficiency, and increase density at scale.Learn more
Precision Liquid Cooling offers a sealed chassis where all the server components are cooled using precision delivery of dielectric coolant. The heat is captured using a gentle recirculating coolant flow inside the chassis and transferred to a building circuit via a plate heat exchanger where it is rejected to ambient using dry-coolers; or reused for heating.
There are many benefits of choosing Precision Liquid Cooling over traditional air cooling and alternative liquid cooling options. Here are just a few of them.
Schneider Electric’s preliminary analysis of our Precision Liquid Cooling versus a traditional air-cooled solution – based on a 2MW data centre – shows very conservative CapEx savings of 14% and energy savings of at least 10%, which leads to a 20-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings of 11%.
Our Precision Liquid Cooling technologies will comfortably deliver 46kW per rack and scale to over 100kW. Our technologies provide more predictable thermal control without the over provisioning and airflow management needed in air cooling. They can also improve chip and hard drive reliability by providing a lower stable operating temperature.
Operating a pPUE of 1.03, our Precision Liquid Cooling technologies not only comply with all existing regulations, they fall well below the lowest regulated pPUE of 1.3. Our cooling technologies remove the need for and the restrictions created by energy-intensive air cooling systems – including the server fans – allowing the 15-16% of site power normally stranded to be reclaimed, while using up to 5 times less energy.
By eliminating the need for hot and cold aisles, our Precision Liquid Cooling technologies reduce the overall data centre space for a given IT load. As demand increases for IT deployments in urban areas – and at the edge – our cooling technologies enable compute in places that has not been possible until now.
Our Precision Liquid Cooling technologies can significantly reduce or eliminate water usage from the cooling system design. Because they use warm water (up to 45⁰C) in a closed secondary loop for heat rejection, simple dry coolers can be used in most climates to reject the heat.
By removing the need for complex air-cooling infrastructure, fans and moving parts, our cooling technologies operate in near silence.
100% sealed and resilient, our Precision Liquid Cooling technologies isolate all IT from the environment, protecting it from airborne contaminants.
Our simple licensing model allows you to run your supply chain as is, allowing your consultancy, engineering, production, support and service providers remain unchanged.
A small quantity of dielectric coolant is precision delivered to the server hotspots using KUL Sinks which then overflows into the chassis to capture the heat from every component.
Micro pumps create a gentle recirculating coolant flow inside the chassis enabling the heat to be transferred to a building circuit via a plate heat exchanger. Building coolant enters the heat exchanger at up to 45oC and exits at up to 50oC. With these high operating temperatures facilities have the opportunity to remove chillers as heat can be rejected to ambient using dry-coolers; or captured and reused for heating. Using dry-coolers means that our technologies consume no water.
Power in, signal out are passed through L2A (liquid-to-air) connectors which allows adaption from traditional air-cooled technology to a Precision Liquid Cooled server design.
As the lead partner responsible for developing a total liquid cooling solution for the European Union's ExaScale Supercomputer, Iceotope's Precision Liquid Cooling technologies have successfully cooled 3.2kW per 1u scaling to over 120kW per rack delivering 2MW in a 40' ISO container.Learn more
Delivering the future in cooling technologies. Today.
Our Precision Liquid Cooling technologies have been tried, tested and adopted by some of the biggest hyperscalers in the industry – not to mention, one of the largest OEMs in the world. Our business model is simple. We listen, we innovate, we develop and we integrate into existing supply chains. Partnerships with industry giants like Schneider Electric and Avnet make all of this possible. So whatever cooling challenges you are facing, we will help you manage them effectively.
Our studies have shown the CAPEX to be parity or cost down to air cooled and other liquid cooled solutions in the industry. When considering OPEX, white paper analysis shows the cost to be equivalent to air cooled solutions at a typical rack power of 10kW, while offering a savings at power levels greater than 10kW.
We are fluid agnostic and can use several different fluid types. That said, we do require use of engineered dielectric fluids that have good performance characteristics which meet the basic materials compatibility requirements of our solution.
No, not usually. Most components can be serviced just like a normal air-cooled server without drain, as our solution is partial immersion, and allows for touch point access without putting your hands in the fluid bath. We do recommend you drain the fluid for CPU replacement however, to prevent fluid contamination from the grease thermal interface.
The volume of coolant in the chassis is dependent on the IT configuration of the device. The Iceotope system uses as little fluid as possible by carefully distributing within the chassis, proportionate to the cooling duty of individual components.
No, we do not need to use phase change. Our dielectric fluid does not boil, as its boiling point is above the temperatures generated by the electronics.
No, Iceotope's Precision Liquid Cooling technologies are completely fanless.
Temp of secondary circuit into the heat exchanger = up to 45oC (conforms to ASHRAE W4)
Dielectric fluid = up to 70oC
Max operating temp of the processors = typically up to 85oC (dependent on processor and vendor guidelines)
We read IPMI data from the motherboard and from temperature sensors on the heat exchanger.
Yes, the power supply is liquid-cooled within the chassis.