Podcast #2 – Are data centers the future of heating for cities like Amsterdam?

Mohan Gandhi SDIA Podcast

In today’s episode our host Mohan Gandhi welcomes Rolf Brink, CEO of Asperitas. If you haven’t met Rolf yet – he is one of the few visionaries actively working to get the high temperature heat from next-generation chips cooled effectively. Asperitas developed an innovative immersion cooling technology which is already deployed in supercomputers across Europe. Listen to our the podcast to hear how the company was created, what benefits immersion cooling technology has for data centers and what the opportunities are in the Amsterdam region.


[00:05] Intro
[05:53] The speciality about immersion cooling for data centers
[10:05] Immersion Cooling, Heat Utilization and the Design of Data Centers
[12:45] 5G and Edge and what it means for future data center facilities
[22:59] Opportunities in the Amsterdam and Holland Region
[24:55] Deep Dive into Heat Utilization from data centers
[26:00] The relevance of heating grids for data centers
[29:49] Circular Economy and the eco system around heat utilization
[34:36] What role do co-locations play?
[38:49] High density facilities – Where Immersion Cooling fits perfectly
[46:29] Barriers for immersion cooling

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