Plano-based TMGcore is bringing sustainability to high-performance computing by using a near-zero global warming potential fluid in its commercial-computing solutions.
TMGcore’s research lab is the first in the world to complete initial testing confirming the viability and efficacy of 3M’s Novec 649 fluid for use in commercial immersion cooling for a variety of HPC use cases, the company announced.
‘The results are in’
TMGcore CEO John-David Enright Sr. says the research results can be a “wake-up call for CIOs and CTOs who have data center infrastructure equipment planning and ESG results to show their boards.”
Two-phase liquid immersion cooling can be investigated “as an investment that will be as relevant today as in five years,” the CEO said in a statement.
TMGcore studied and commercially developed the 3M fluid, called Novec 64, to use as an environmentally friendly alternative for electronics cooling applications due to its high dielectric strength and low GWP. Jimil Shah, a leading thermal sciences scientist, conducted the research. “TMGcore has spared no expense to enable my depth of study,” he said.”
TMGcore is using the 3M fluid in its high-performance computing Edgebox product as a sustainable commercial immersion cooling solution. Enright said CIOs and CTOs should be looking into TMGcore’s research for data center infrastructure equipment planning, because GWP cooling options are relevant right now and will remain so for years to come.
The marriage of tech and sustainability
“Servers two years from now will only be immersion compatible,” said Enright. “Our company takes today’s servers and refits them for 2PLIC today, as the trend is toward ‘Born in Liquid’ servers. Using Novec 649 completes the full advantages of 2PLIC over air- or water-cooled servers.”
Shah is presenting the results of the research conducted for TMGcore at upcoming technical conferences and completing a research publication for scientific journals. “The information is a game changer for the marriage of technology and sustainability,” he said.
“We’re proud of the results from our research lab and believe the world will benefit from access to ESG-friendly and sustainable data center solutions,” Enright said.
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