"Hot" for Warm Water Cooling
The transition from air to liquid cooling is an inflection point providing an opportunity to work collectively to set guidelines for facilitating the energy efficiency of liquid-cooled High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and systems. The vision is to use non-compressor-based cooling, to facilitate heat re-use, and thereby build solutions that are more energy-efficient, less carbon intensive and more cost effective than their air-cooled predecessors.
Author(s): Coles, H.C., M. Ellsworth, and D. Martinez
A 2021 case study below succinctly outlines the latest in the innovative "warm-water" approach at Sandia.