AUSTIN, Texas — Green Revolution Cooling announced the second annual Liquid Immersion Cooling Awareness Month (LICAM), taking place throughout August. Amy Al-Katib, editor-in-chief of Mission Critical Magazine, will return to moderate the weekly educational sessions. 

Globally, data centers currently use approximately 1.5% to 2% of the world’s electricity. Some projections suggest data center energy use will only increase, accounting for up to 13% of global electricity within the next decade. Traditional air-cooled data centers 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 will bring together some of the data center industry’s top thought leaders from companies, including Dell, Intel, and Vertiv, as well as other prominent data center and sustainability-focused organizations and end users, to increase awareness of liquid immersion cooling technology. 

“I am excited to participate again in this year’s LICAM program,” said Al-Katib. “This important initiative is key to helping end users understand the developments in liquid immersion cooling, as well as the potential economic and environmental benefits, while also demystifying many questions about the technology. With the industry’s hyper focus on amplifying sustainability efforts and the increase in high-density computing environments, not to mention crypto mining, these sessions are a must-attend for today’s data center operators.”  

GRC and its partners will provide educational sessions featuring end users, server manufacturers, and other data center 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 center industry on how liquid immersion cooling contributes to cost-effective and environmentally friendly data centers. The sessions will also debunk several myths and misunderstandings about immersion cooling. 

Live webinar topics in August include: 

  • Data Center Sustainability 
  • Strengthening the Data Center Ecosystem 
  • Greenfield Data Centers and Immersion Cooling 
  • Transitioning to Immersion Cooling from a Traditional Air-cooled Facility 
  • Crypto Mining and Immersion Cooling 

“GRC is excited to once again host this important initiative that will provide a road map for efficiently cooling next-generation data centers,” said Peter Poulin, CEO at GRC. “While airflow is still the predominant form of data center 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 centers can be seamlessly retrofitted to liquid immersion cooling."