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06/22/2018 Open Specification for a Liquid Cooled Server Rack Featured

This document is a progress update on the development of an open specification for a liquid cooled server rack. The initiative to develop an open specification for liquid cooling is part of a larger initiative to harmonize international open standards i

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05/20/2019 Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center

In August 2016, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) installed a thermosyphon hybrid cooling system to reduce water usage in its already extremely energy-efficient High- Performance Computing (HPC) Data Center.

Fact Sheet: Using Thermosyphon Hybrid Cooling System to Optimize Data Center Water Efficiency
Report: Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center: Modeling and Installation
Presentation: Liquid Cooling Your Data Center
Making a Splash: Targeting Water Saving Measures for the Highest Impact
Report: Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center
Presentation: Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Energy Efficient Data Center
05/20/2019 Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center

Improving data center operational efficiency requires focusing on both energy and water usage. The U.S.

PDF icon Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings Paper.pdf
05/20/2019 Using a Thermosyphon Hybrid Cooling System to Optimize Data Center Water Efficienc

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) data center is home to warm-water liquid-cooled high-performance computing (HPC) systems that—while ultra energy efficient—generate a tremendou amount of heat.

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03/20/2019 Energy Performance Evaluation of Aquila’s Aquarius Fixed Cold Plate Cooling System at NREL’s High Performance Computing Center

This paper gives an overview of the Aquarius fixed cold plate cooling technology and provides results from early energy performance evaluation testing.

PDF icon Aquila_NREL_white_paper_73356.pdf
12/06/2018 Liquid in the Rack: Liquid Cooling Your Data Center

Slides from NREL's presentation at the 2018 Better Buildings Summit Energy Exchange on designing and building the world's most efficient data center, with a focus on liquid cooling.

PDF icon Liquid_Cooling_Your_Data_Center-NREL-EE.pdf
12/06/2018 Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Energy Efficient Data Center

Slides from U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) presentation at Data Center World 2018.

PDF icon Lessons_Learned_NREL.pdf
12/03/2018 Liquid Cooling Requirements White Paper

In China and the United States, data centers are growing in number, size, and intensity, and consume a lot of energy.

PDF icon Liquid Cooling White Paper.pdf
11/13/2018 The Facility Perspective on Liquid Cooling: Experiences and Proposed Open Specification

Slides from the panel discussion at SuperCompute 2018 on experiences with liquid cooling and the proposed open specification.

PDF icon SuperCompute2018 Liq Cool.pdf
The Facility Perspective on Liquid Cooling: Experiences and Proposed Open Specification (PowerPoint Slides)
11/09/2018 Alternative Financing of Data Center Energy Projects

This slide deck covers opportunities for energy efficiency in data centers. It reviews alternative financing options for energy efficiency projects in data centers, with a particular focus on how ESPCs and UESCs can help advance efficiency.

PDF icon Sartor Data Center ESPC 110218.pdf
Alternative Financing of Data Center Energy Projects
06/26/2018 Presentation: Harmonization of Open Standards

Slides from Dale Sartor's presentation at the Data Center Dynamics Conference in San Francisco in June, 2018. The presentation covers the working group effort to develop a liquid cooled rack specification. 

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04/03/2018 Data Driven. Advancing a Sustainable Future. (Video)

What is the future of the cloud? Take an inside look at the rise of our data driven world and the environmental impact of the energy consumption that data centers have today.

07/12/2017 Harmonization of Open Standards: Development of a Liquid Cooled Rack Specification

Presentation slides from the 2017 Data Center Dynamics Conference in Shanghai. The panel discussed the development of the liquid cooling rack specification and the standards harmonization project. 

PDF icon SHANGHAI DCD Liquid Cooling panel 061517.pdf
05/01/2016 Immersion Cooling of Electronics in DoD Installations

This demonstration, which took place at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C., consisted of a commercially available high-performance computer immersed in the 3M Novec 649 liquid.

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04/27/2015 ESTCP Project: Liquid Immersion Cooling of Electronics

Project description that explains the potential of liquid immersion cooling in high performance computing (HPC) and highlights a demonstration of the technology at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC.

Author(s): Coles, H.C.

PDF icon ImmersionCooling_ESTCP_2015.pdf
04/15/2015 PG&E Emerging Technology Case Study: Submersion Cooling for Data Centers

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s): Fok, S.

PDF icon PG&E Emerging Tech Case Study_ SVLG 2015.pdf
04/15/2015 Cool IT Systems Case Studies

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s): Lyon, G.

PDF icon CoolIT case studies_SVLG 2015.pdf
04/15/2015 The Green Grid Liquid Cooling Work Group

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s): Lyon, G. (Chair)

PDF icon TGG LCWG SVLG_2015.pdf
04/15/2015 Oil Immersion Cooling: Case Studies of Two Oil and Gas Data Centers

Presentation was given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA.

Author(s): Varma, D.

PDF icon GRC case study SVLG_2015pdf.pdf
04/15/2015 Electronics Take a Bath- Update

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s): Tschudi, B.

PDF icon ImmersionCoolingUpdate_SVLG 2015.pdf
04/15/2015 Liquid Cooling Installation Lessons Learned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s): Bailey, A.M.

PDF icon LLNL Liquid Cooling SVLG 2015.pdf
02/04/2015 Considerations of Non-Conventional Liquid Cooling Immersion Technologies

Presentation with the following learning objectives:

PDF icon Patterson_LiqCool_ASHRAE_Chicago.pdf
11/05/2014 Electronics Take a Bath

Presentation demonstrating liquid immersion cooling technology. Author(s): Tschudi, B.

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07/01/2014 Liquid Cooling v. Air Cooling Evaluation in the Maui High Performance Computing Center

This paper describes the efficiency characteristics of a water cooled information technology (IT) system applied in a retrofit project at the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) data center.

PDF icon MHPCC White Paper _Mahdavi-July 2014.pdf
03/01/2014 Direct Liquid Cooling For Electronic Equipment

Report on the demonstration of direct liquid cooling for electronic equipment.  Cisco C200 M3 servers were retrofitted with the Asetek direct cooling technology.

PDF icon Direct Liquid Cooling

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