Intel invests $700 million to develop a new generation of immersion liquid cooling solutions
If you want to cool the PC hardware, it is nothing more than an air-cooled or water-cooled radiator, but for a data center server that generates a lot of heat, such a cooling method is still too inefficient. It was reported last year that, in addition to placing servers on the seafloor to improve performance and energy efficiency, Microsoft also used a more avant-garde cooling method called immersion liquid cooling, which directly soaks the server’s hardware in a special liquid.
Intel’s goal is to create a total immersion liquid cooling solution that is easy to deploy and easy to scale. The reference design is a proof-of-concept and is currently working with manufacturers in the ecosystem to solve related technical problems.
In addition, Intel plans to build a new laboratory at Oregon Research and Design Mega Lab on its Jones Farm campus to conduct research on technologies such as immersion liquid cooling, water efficiency, and heat recovery and utilization and is expected to begin operations in late 2023.