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Liquid Cooling's Impact on Data Center Efficiency and Sustainability

John Sasser  (Chief Technology Officer, Sabey Data Centers)

Richard Bonner  (CTO, Accelsius)

Location: Room 201

Date: Thursday, April 18

Time: 10:10 am - 11:00 am

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Track: Emerging IT & Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

With high-density applications such as AI and Quantum Computing a clear reality, coupled with water and power constraints, liquid immersion cooling stands out as a viable solution due to its heat/air transfer efficiencies; ability to support greater rack density; improved cooling performance; extended hardware lifespans; lower TCO and reduces overall environmental impact of data centers, offering a more sustainable solution. In order for the industry to embrace this technology, data center operators need to know how they can restructure their facilities or design new facilities to accommodate this new infrastructure.

With liquid cooling technologies enabling more, with less, data center designs must also be modified to support these capabilities. This will require a different approach to data center design, one that doesn't rely on air conditioning and air cooling technologies.

In this presentation, John Sasser will discuss the benefits of liquid cooling for high-density workloads, and the challenges and opportunities data center operators have to retrofit, migrate or design a facility to support high density applications through liquid cooling technologies.


- Gain insights into the necessity of redesigning data centers to accommodate liquid cooling technologies, moving away from traditional air conditioning methods.

- A deeper understanding of how embracing this technology not only meets current high-density demands but also positions data centers for a more environmentally friendly and future-proofed infrastructure.

- A clear grasp of the significant advantages of liquid immersion cooling, including its potential to enhance data center efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact.

- Approaches to retrofitting, greenfield design and other considerations to shift existing facilities from traditional to liquid cooling technologies