Report 21 Mar 2024

Expert View: Immersion Cooling – the Next Big Step in Data Center Cooling?

Data centers will face some issues over the next few years. They consume huge amounts of energy, a large proportion of it for cooling. In some European countries, there is legislation requiring them to reuse at least parts of the heat for data centers by 2027, and there are minimum efficiency requirements for new and, going forward, existing data centers. How can this be achieved? Immersion cooling can be a solution, although it would require enormous changes in the data centers and substantial investments.