Globally, data centres use approximately 1.5 to two per cent of the world’s electricity. Some projections suggest that data centre energy use will only increase, accounting for up to 13 per cent of global electricity within the next decade. Most experts now believe that traditional air-cooled data centres cannot overcome the sustainability challenges and environmental impact, let alone meet the demands of today’s high-powered processors and high-density deployments.
GRC’s month-long initiative hopes to bring together some of the data centre industry’s top thought leaders from companies including Dell, Intel, and Vertiv, as well as other prominent data centre and sustainability focused organisations and end users, to increase awareness of liquid immersion cooling technology.
The company and its partners will provide educational sessions featuring end users, server manufacturers, and other data centre stakeholders to discuss the efficiency benefits and the reduction in CapEx and OpEx with liquid immersion cooling. Industry experts will use a series of webinars, blogs, and presentations to educate the public and those in the data centre industry on how the technology contributes to cost-effective and environmentally friendly data centres. The sessions will also debunk several myths and misunderstandings about immersion cooling.
Live webinar topics in August include data centre sustainability; stengthening the data centre ecosystem; greenfield data centres and immersion cooling; transitioning to immersion cooling from a traditional air-cooled facility; and crypto mining and immersion cooling.
“GRC is excited to once again host this important initiative that will provide a roadmap for efficiently cooling next-generation data centres,” said Peter Poulin, CEO at GRC. “While airflow is still the predominant form of data centre cooling, Liquid Immersion Cooling Awareness Month provides participants with an increased understanding of the technology and its economic and environmental benefits, as well as highlighting the ease in which air-cooled data centres can be seamlessly retrofitted to liquid immersion cooling.”