GRC and Asperitas Partner
Companies aim to dispel data center immersion cooling misconceptions
AUSTIN — Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) and Asperitas announced a partnership to further educate the global data center ecosystem about immersion cooling while dispelling a number of misconceptions that have been circulating throughout the industry.
According to a recent report from 451 Research, the demand of immersion cooling is expected to increase considerably, due in part to high-density deployments. Given this trend, it’s imperative that the facts about immersion cooling are laid out for the end-user community.
“GRC is excited to partner with Asperitas to better educate the community about immersion cooling and its numerous benefits with high-density applications and enabling more efficient data center operations,” said Peter Poulin, CEO, GRC. “The newly developed vendor agnostic website is a key tool for operators looking to educate themselves on immersion and get answers to technical questions about liquid cooling.”
In recent months, there have been a number of pieces of misinformation circulating about immersion cooling, such as the suggestion that the coolant is mineral oil or that the coolant is a fire hazard. There is also confusion between single-phase and two-phase immersion cooling, which are very different approaches. Seeking to reduce confusion, debunk false claims, and avoid conflicting information in the market, Asperitas and GRC concluded that the industry would benefit if the companies shared their experience with the technology.
“Asperitas is looking forward to working with GRC to provide credible and up-to-date information on data center immersion cooling,” said Rolf Brink, CEO, Asperitas. “It’s our intention to provide the global data center community this website to disseminate precise facts on immersion cooling, which we will update and expand gradually or when actual developments demand.”
The new website will help interested parties with a number of issues, including understanding the difference between single-phase and two-phase immersion cooling, identifying what a data center needs to use immersion cooling as well as what hardware can be used with it, knowing how to reliably use optical networking in an immersed environment, and fire safety.
For additional information, visit www.immersionfaq.com.