Sandia’s Liquid Cooled Data Center Boosts Efficiency and Resiliency

When Sandia installed the 650-kW Attaway supercomputer at their Albuquerque HPC data center in 2019, they sought innovative cooling concepts that would reduce the massive computer system’s significant energy use. Technology partner Chilldyne offered a unique solution: a liquid system that operates under vacuum pressure for resilient, energy-efficient data center cooling. The Chilldyne cooling system…

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Water-Cooled Servers Common Designs, Components, and Processes

With more water-cooled IT products arriving in the marketplace, ASHRAE TC 9.9 felt the need to outline some of the common processes, parts, and materi- als for focus in use for future water-cooled designs. Some parts in a water-cooled IT system will be specific to the product design, such as cold plates, manifolds, arrangement of…

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