North Texas-Based Aligned Data Centers Launches Liquid Cooling for High-Density Computing

Think your laptop gets hot? Imagine the computing power in a data center packed with supercomputers running AI and machine learning applications. Aligned's new DeltaFlow liquid cooling technology aims to help customers realize the benefits of graphics processing units across a wide range of computing applications, while mitigating time-to-market, cost, and risk.

In the world of high-density computing data centers, keeping one’s cool has become increasingly important.

To that end, Plano-based Aligned Data Centers has launched DeltaFlow liquid cooling technology, a patent-pending solution designed to support the high-density computing requirements of next-gen applications and high-performance computing that include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and supercomputers.

Aligned is a technology infrastructure company that aims to offer innovative, sustainable, and adaptive scale data centers and build-to-scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers.

In the modern data center environment, liquid cooling leverages the higher thermal transfer properties of water or other fluids to support efficient and cost-effective cooling solutions.

The company said that DeltaFlow extends its “ExpandOnDemand” capabilities that give customers the flexibility to seamlessly pivot and scale to support shifting computing environments—no matter their applications, density requirements, or cooling solutions.

Aligned Data Centers CEO Andrew Schaap [Photo: Aligned Data Centers]

“Aligned has been a leader and innovator in data center cooling for more than a decade. Providing customers the ability to scale seamlessly across rising rack densities is intrinsic to our data center designs; we call it ExpandOnDemand,” Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap said in a statement.

“DeltaFlow is an extension of these capabilities,” Schaap added. “Our universal liquid cooling platform allows customers to maximize advancements in chipset technology and realize the benefits of graphics processing units across a wide range of computing applications, while mitigating time-to-market, cost, and risk.”

In October, Schaap won two awards at the 2023 Tech Titans gala: one for winning the Corporate CEO award and the other for his company being named the Corporate Innovation Award recipient. 

A ‘turnkey solution’ that supports current and future cooling needs

Aligned Data Centers’ DeltaFlow liquid cooling solution in a live environment [Photo: Aligned]

Aligned said that with its DeltaFlow and Delta3 cooling technologies, the company has made it simple for customers to transition from air-cooled to liquid-cooled systems or deploy hybrid cooling systems combining both air and liquid in the same data hall. That eliminates the need to construct new AI-dedicated build-to-suit data centers or retrofit and retool existing facilities, the company said.

The company said it is capable of supporting densities ranging from 3 to 300 kW per rack and beyond, while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and waterless designs thanks to its standard, closed loop system.

Aligned said that DeltaFlow is a turnkey solution offered within a standardized delivery process to streamline liquid-cooled deployments.

The company said that its scalable, universal architecture supports customers’ unique requirements as well as integration with current and future liquid cooling technologies, including direct-to-chip, rear-door heat exchangers, and immersion cooling, along with whatever comes next. DeltaFlow also integrates seamlessly with Aligned’s patented air-cooled technology, Delta3, requiring no changes in power delivery or existing data hall temperatures, and making the transition from air to liquid cooling seamless—even in live environments.

Aligned said that as part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, the company works closely with leading chip and server manufacturers to ensure its customers have the advantage of scalable and universal architecture that supports both their current and future cooling requirements.

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