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Intel partners with RISE on data centre heat removal and liquid cooling

Wed 13 Dec 2023

An Intel Corporation lab in Hillsboro, Oregon, holds 24 powered-on Intel Xeon-based servers in a tank filled with synthetic non-electrically conductive oil. Immersion cooling is a method of managing heat from processors more effectively than by traditional air cooling. Intel is working with industry partners to develop solutions for today's data centers and those in the future. (Credit: Intel Corporation) An Intel Corporation lab in Hillsboro, Oregon, holds 24 powered-on Intel Xeon-based servers in a tank filled with synthetic non-electrically conductive oil. Immersion cooling is a method of managing heat from processors more effectively than by traditional air cooling. Intel is working with industry partners to develop solutions for today's data centers and those in the future. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) is set to collaborate with Intel on developing heat removal solutions from integrated circuits in data centres through air and liquid cooling.

Located in Luleå, Sweden, RISE’s data centre research is backed by the Swedish state and supported by EU and national funds.

Through this partnership, Intel will support RISE’s Infrastructure and Cloud Research and Test Environment (ICE), a data centre testbed.

Tor Björn Minde, Director of ICE Data Centre at RISE, said: “We want to come closer to the industrial needs and direct bi-lateral collaborations help the dialogue. This way we can continue to develop our thought leadership together with our industry collaborators.”

Intel’s contribution will include thermal test vehicles and chip heat flux emulators. In turn, RISE will provide access to study results, expert insights, publications, and demonstrations.

The collaboration also involves engagement in small research and development studies.

Viktor Tymchenko, Intel Vice President of the Data Center Group, Platform Hardware Engineering Division, said: “We look forward to working with RISE to lead the industry into a new era of more efficient and sustainable thermal solutions.”

A significant benefit of this collaboration is the access to RISE’s large-scale test environment, which includes data centre modules, climate and heat boxes, wind tunnels, edge and liquid cooling testbeds.

This facility enables the transition from simulations and concepts to practical demonstrations and tests, facilitating data collection and analysis.

“Through the Intel and RISE collaboration, thermal innovations for future cloud and server platforms and facilities will come to market sooner, with the goal of benefiting the entire industry and the planet,” added Tymchenko.

Collaborating with universities, industry, and the public sector, RISE conducts industrial research and innovation, aiming to support sustainable growth by enhancing industry competitiveness and leading-edge capabilities.

This collaboration places Intel alongside other collaborators at RISE, including Meta, Ericsson, Vattenfall, ABB, LTU, Vertiv, and BP Castrol.

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