The Lubrizol Corporation and the Eaton Corporation have announced a collaboration designed to accelerate development of reliable and sustainable turnkey immersion cooling solutions for data centers, AI, edge and far edge computing applications, today and in the future.
“This partnership will leverage Lubrizol’s market-leading CompuZol™ family of patented thermal management immersion fluids, designed and formulated specifically for data centers and related applications, and Eaton’s leadership in the data center market and comprehensive range of products, services, engineering, and manufacturing solutions,” said Matt Joyce, Vice President, Corporate New Business Development for Lubrizol. “Both of our companies are committed to increasing energy efficiencies and offering sustainable solutions for data centers and digital infrastructure.”
“Eaton is committed to support state-of-the-art physical infrastructure solutions which require the next level of cooling, be it high-performance computing in a data center or remote edge computing sites dealing with a harsh environment. Lubrizol’s thermal management fluids are the perfect solution to address these new challenges and facilitate the deployment of modern IT workloads,” said Hervé Tardy, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing for Eaton CPDI.
Globally, traditional, cloud and hyperscale data centers consume an estimated 150 to 200 terawatt hours of electricity annually, with as much as one-third to one-half going to conventional air-cooling and HVAC systems. With most of the world’s electricity still coming from fossil fuel-based generation sources, the need to reduce energy consumption in data centers is compelling.
Cooling servers by immersing them in specially formulated thermal management fluids in advanced server tanks offers a more sustainable approach and superior cooling, along with greater computing density, energy efficiency, longer server life and deployment flexibility. Immersion cooling also makes greater computing power more accessible in regions of the world where standard air-cooled data centers are challenged due to high ambient temperatures or poor air quality.
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