Liquid immersion cooling improves performance for crypto mining

Cryptocurrency

Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) has released a white paper on how liquid cooling can help to efficiently and sustainably cool digital asset mining operations.

The white paper, titled ‘Cryptocurrency Mining: Managing Compute-Intensive Transactions in the Data Center‘ describes how liquid immersion cooling enables data centers to significantly reduce the expense of building, operating, and expanding mining facilities and the blockchain ecosystem.

Cryptocurrency mining is compute-intensive and uses a significant amount of energy – the mining of Bitcoin alone consumes one per cent of the world’s energy. The only way for miners to maximise profit is by utilising specialised, high-performance servers that run at maximum capacity 24/7/365. Data centers housing these servers are challenged to effectively cool the processors and reduce energy use without negatively impacting their other customers.

The white paper details the challenges operators hosting hardware powerful enough to perform mining transactions experience, and demonstrates the ability of liquid immersion cooling to overcome these hurdles. The paper also explains how the technology has the potential to reduce build-out costs by as much as 50 per cent and lower cooling energy costs by as much as 95 per cent, enabling data centers to pack in hardware at far greater densities while at the same time cutting cooling costs and using space more efficiently.

“This paper outlines specifically how single-phase liquid immersion cooling allows data centers to execute digital asset and cryptocurrency mining efficiently, sustainably, and profitably,” said Peter Poulin, CEO at GRC. “We are excited to be making it easier for data centers to lower costs, and increase energy efficiency, while also future-proofing their operations with easy-to-deploy liquid immersion cooling solutions.”

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