For many high-end devices, liquid-cooled cooling has become a new need, and in servers and data centers, liquid cooling is also spreading fast. On December 10th, in the exhibition hall of Sugon Building in Beijing, Sugon Energy Saving will be “data center liquid cold ‘explosion’ countdown clock” time to 11:50, this is the symbol of liquid cold in the data center industry full-time “zero hours” only 10 minutes.
As early as the 1960s, liquid cooling technology was first used in data centers, said He Jisheng, general manager of Sugon Energy Saving. Although the current data center is still generally adopted wind-cooled, but liquid cooling instead of air-cooled into the mainstream, is expected to be achieved within 3-5 years.
It is understood that as early as 2012, Sugon will explore the reduction of data center energy consumption, increase the computing density of liquid-cooled cooling, and as a core technology.
In 2015, Sugon launched the first standardized mass-produced cold-plate liquid-cooled server, and used to study the atmospheric circle, biosphere and other layers of the Earth system numerical simulation device prototype, to achieve the first large-scale deployment of liquid cooling in China.
In April 2019, Sugon worldwide for the first time to achieve the “blade immersion phase fluid cooling” large-scale deployment.
Up to now, Sugon has more than 40 patents for liquid-cooled core, the deployment of liquid-cooled servers has reached tens of thousands of units, in technology liquid-cooled has enough accumulation to replace air cooling.
More than half of the energy consumption in conventional air-cooled data centers is used on cooling computing equipment, puE (energy efficiency) is generally more than 1.4, single-cabinet power density can only be up to about 30 kW, and liquid-cooled data centers can significantly reduce cooling energy consumption and improve computing equipment performance and stability.
For example, the use of blade-type immersion phase-in fluid cooling Sugon new generation computer “silicon cube”, PUE fell to 1.04, well below the global average of 1.58, while improving the energy efficiency ratio of air-cooled data centers by more than 30%, improving the performance of core chip components such as CPU by 20%, with a power density of 160 kW per cabinet and at least an order of magnitude increase in computing equipment reliability.
In 2017, China’s data centers consumed 120-130 billion kWh of electricity, exceeding the combined capacity of the Three Gorges Dam and Gezhouba Power Plant in 2017 (97.605 billion kWh and 19.05 billion kWh, respectively).
According to IDC, China’s data center power consumption will increase to 296.2 billion kWh by 2020 and 384.22 billion kWh by 2025.
In order to limit and guide the data center under construction to reduce energy consumption, from 2018 to date, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other places issued data center construction guidance, guidelines, liquid cold has also become the focus of energy-saving technology in the data center industry.
According to IDC’s 2019 China Enterprise Green Computing and Sustainability Research Report, more than 50 percent of the more than 200 large companies surveyed have deployed and used green computing technologies such as modular data centers and liquid cooling.