New server compatible with liquid immersion cooling tech


Server and workstation provider, GIGABYTE Technology, has announced the first wave of GIGABYTE server SKUs designed for single-phase immersion cooling from its technology partners that include Asperitas, GRC, and Submer.

The ever-increasing compute density in racks, and subsequent heat, has ushered in a new approach to cooling. GIGABYTE’s new servers are designed to offer their customers the opportunity to step out of the traditional air approach to data centre cooling and move towards immersion cooling, while pushing the boundaries associated with elevated power density per rack.

New infrastructure to handle the increase in heat generated by the demand for greater performance is seen as a crucial step forward in data centre operation. GIGABYTE’s initial wave of servers for single-phase includes models from the GPU-centric G292 series, multi-node H262 series, and storage focused S251 series. These new immersion server SKUs are made specifically for deployment in immersion cooling, so that users can easily and quickly integrate enterprise products with cooling tanks, modified to adapt to the specs of the tanks as well as for being submerged in a dielectric fluid. Some modifications include installing a bracket on the rear of the chassis to support the vertical installation/removal of a server into a tank, replacing some materials that are more compatible with an immersion cooling coolant, and removing fans.

“Investing in emerging technologies is a constant and a necessity in order to fuel product development, which never stops. And we are always willing to sit down with potential technology partners that are leaders in their industries to discuss how we can create win-win situations,” said Vincent Wang, VP of sales at GIGABYTE. “In the case of Asperitas, GRC, and Submer, they bring experience and proven proficiency to the table for technology in immersion cooling tanks, and together we will define a new era in data centre cooling.”

“GIGABYTE is a recognised leader in the server space,” said Daniel Pope, CEO and co-founder at Submer. “This immersion-born product line brings peace of mind to all those wanting to roll-out large-scale immersion deployments. High-end and high-quality servers fully supported and warrantied in immersion. A clear sign that the industry is adopting the technology at an accelerated rate with sustainability as a key driver.”

Maikel Bouricius, CCO at Asperitas, commented: “Research shows that the market for immersion cooling is seeing a tremendous growth in demand, driven by sustainability requirements as well as powerful next CPU and GPU generations. Optimised hardware for immersion responds to this evolution. The Asperitas tank delivers the cooling performance required without the need for forced and pump driven circulation, with its unique natural convection method, making it the most energy efficient solution of all as well as allowing for warm water cooling. The partnership between GIGABYTE and Asperitas delivers proven sustainable performance, easy integration and the most energy efficient immersion cooling solution. The two companies will continue to work together on large scale projects in Europe and Asia.”

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