Good practices - Using liquid and natural convection for cooling systems in data centers
Dutch cleantech start-up Asperitas launched a new concept that is making use of liquid and natural convection for cooling systems in data centers. This technology is the first of its kind and is called Immersed Computing®. Asperitas offers a fully integrated and modular solution for cloud, edge and HPC datacenters which is making use of this new technology: the AIC24.
The new concept of Asperitas makes use of ‘total liquid cooling’ which means that it does use liquid to cool the system and IT hardware. In addition to this, the technology of the start-up uses natural convection, resulting in a strong decrease in the required amount of cooling systems.
With this technology the total energy footprint of data centers can be reduced with 50 percent. The system ensures that the IT- equipment and -infrastructure works more efficient. In addition, all the energy used by the solution can be re-used, because the system drains heat in the form of hot water. The solution thus supports ambitions of cities such as Amsterdam and Stockholm who bet on use of waste heat from data centers.
Asperitas is currently working on several projects in Europe aiming to contribute to the most sustainable datacentre developments. Their vision is that datacentres could be truly sustainable and transform themselves towards energy producers with Immersed Computing®. Asperitas is taking a leading role in projects to make use of the full innovation and sustainability potential in the first Immersed Computing® deployments.
Asperitas has been nominated since the launch of Immersed Computing® for various industry awards: Datacloud Europe (Best Energy Solution 2017), DCS awards (Datacentre Facilities Innovation the Year), Ecosummit 2017 (Green and Smart Startup), Accenture Innovation Awards (Clean Energy and Circular Economy categories), Frisse Dingen Award 2017 (Sustainable Innovation), KIJK Magazine (Best Tech Idea 2017) and SVC Awards (Digitalisation Innovation of the Year).