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Motivair launches dynamic cold plates for direct liquid cooling

Written by Thu 19 Nov 2020

US-based IT cooling specialist claims grooved plates allow operators to improve thermal performance

Mission-critical cooling innovator Motivair has launched dynamic cold plates for direct liquid cooling that deliver thermal performance of up to 100 watts per processor.

The patent-pending technology, unveiled at international high-performance computing conference SC20, allows CPUs and GPUs to operate at peak performance without the use of skived microchannels, said New York-based Motivair, which technology features in several Top500 supercomputers.

As the plates are without the typical skived microchannels, exposure to particulate contamination is reduced, nullifying the risk of cooling degradation and costly system failures, the company said. The plates can be connected in series or parallel utilizing leak-free push lock connections and dripless quick connects.

Motivair said the technology is fully customisable according to the needs of OEMs and ODMs and can be produced in variable production volumes and short lead times. Crucially, the company notes, production is carried out in the US, shielding customers from global supply chain disruptions.

“Computer chip cooling has evolved from simple gaming computers, a very low risk environment, and extended to the data center, where the stakes are much, much higher,” CEO Rich Whitmore said.

“Motivair’s enterprise class clients depend on us to supply and support much of their critical cooling infrastructure already. Our Dynamic Cold Plate™ technology is simply an extension of the trust that we’ve built over the last 30 years.”

Alongside the new cooling product, Motivair also announced products from its wider liquid cooling portfolio  had been selected for use in four upcoming supercomputers thanks to its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and the EuroHPC JU LUMI supercomputer will all make use of Motivair’s cooling systems.

“We are honoured to continue our relationship with HPE and help deliver world-class systems that accelerate research and drive innovation,” said Whitmore.

Written by Thu 19 Nov 2020


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