A number of different liquid cooling systems for rack servers have begun to appear recently but, in a move that could be of interest to the data centre industry, a company claims to be offering liquid immersion cooling for blade servers for the first time. High performance computer maker, Hardcore Computer, announced that it has taken its total liquid submersion technology to the server market, with the launch of Liquid Blade, which it claims is “the first Total Liquid Submersion blade server.”
Liquid submersion cooling for servers is relatively new technology and, to date, several systems have emerged where a rack-mount server is submerged. But the Liquid Blade from Hardcore is different. The initial Liquid Blade server platform is powered by two Intel 5500 or 5600 series Xeon processors. Hardcore says that this Liquid Blade is able to address several major data centre concerns, namely power, cooling and space. All of the heat-producing components are submerged, which Hardcore claims removes the greatest barrier of performance and reliability in electronics – namely heat.
Source: eWeek Europe