Cooling High-Power Density Data-Center Hardware: Thermal Design With SimScale
Submer Technologies’ proprietary SmartPod cooling solutions feature a liquid bath for cooling IT hardware. This novel approach capitalizes on the advantages that a liquid phase material has over gas-phase materials, such as air, for removing excess heat. Overall, this system can effectively cool server racks reducing cooling energy costs by up to 95% when compared to traditional air cooling.
To ensure the reliable operation of the components within the SmartPod, temperatures need to be consistently low. Submer leveraged high-fidelity engineering simulation in the cloud to develop the most efficient cooling solution.
In this webinar, our guest speaker from Submer shows how they used powerful CFD simulations with SimScale to model multiple design scenarios to de-risk overheating in critical components.
Founded in 2015, the company provides best-in-class solutions for HPC, hyper-scale, data centers, Edge, AI, DL, and blockchain applications. Together, Submer allows data centers around the world to harness the power of immersion cooling to reduce consumption, costs, and latency while simultaneously increasing deployment speed and computer density per sqm. Submer is committed to providing the industry with state-of-the-art technological solutions that are innovative and smart. Headquartered in Barcelona, with offices in Virginia and Palo Alto, California, Submer consists of an international team of engineering, technological and business experts. Learn more here.
Luis Castrillo, Thermal Engineer at Submer has over 4 years of experience in the development of cooling systems from design to implementation. At Submer he is responsible for the Development of theoretical thermal performance models, CFD simulations, and experimental testing validation related to immersion cooling products. Luis has a specific focus on thermal/fluid dynamics and is a key member of the engineering team who builds and develops Submer’s range of Immersion powered cooling pods for the Datacenter and Edge and cloud industry. Submer is committed to providing the industry with state-of-the-art technological solutions that are innovative and smart.
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