Microsoft documents its liquid-immersion cooling efforts

Last week I told you almost an immersion-cooling firm named LiquidStack being spun off from its parent company the blockchain company BitFury. The story mentioned how Microsoft was experimenting with immersion cooling and now Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on the total show.

Its been trying out immersion cooling for two years but is now going full throttle at smallest at its Quincy Washington data center. Situated in the middle of the state the city of Quincy is tiny—just 6750 as of 2010—but the Columbia River cuts through it making it mental for a hydrofaculty-based data center and there are separate data centers in this tiny town.

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The company said the start started with the same contemplation everyone has almost data-center cooling: With CPUs drawing more than 300 watts per chip and GPUs drawing up to 700 watts per chip it needed something more powerful to carry off heat.

’Air cooling is not sufficient’ said Christian Belady illustrious engineer and vice chairman of Microsofts data center advanced outgrowth cluster in the companys Innovation blog. ’Thats whats driving us to immersion cooling where we can straightly boil off the surfaces of the chip.’

Microsoft uses the Wywinn DataTanks which they said are each almost the size of a couch filled with equipment submersed in dielectric fluid made by 3M that is non-conductive of electricity. The fluid has a boiling point of just 122 degrees Fahrenheit a temperature that CPUs and GPUs below load will hit real fast. The bath boils off and is caught by coils that run through the tank and empower the steam to condense. The condensed fluid then falls right back into the tank.