Intel is making key investments to advance data center sustainability

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The mega lab will focus on areas such as immersion cooling, water use efficiency, and heat recovery and reuse. Construction of the lab will begin this year at the Jones Farm campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, with an expected opening in late 2023. The lab will qualify, test, and activate Intel’s portfolio of data center products, including Intel® Xeon®, Intel ® Optane™, network interfaces and switching gear, Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs, Xand architecture, Habana accelerators and future products in development.

The lab will also host an advanced technology showcase allowing customers and partners to observe and test Intel products in various data center environments in the lab, with the goal of accelerating the adoption of these new technologies across the board. of the ecosystem.

The industry’s first open IP data center liquid immersion cooling solution and reference design is an open total cooling solution that is easy to deploy and easily scalable. It will enable partners to accelerate the introduction of Intel solutions in response to the trend of increasing data center power density to improve operational efficiency. The initial solution and proof-of-concept design will be done in partnership with Intel Taiwan and across the Taiwanese ecosystem in a phased approach, with plans to roll out globally. Intel will continue to work with partners to develop and validate related solutions.

Data centers account for around 1% of global electricity demand and account for around 0.3% of global carbon emissions. Investing in the standardization of cooling technologies and in R&D for future innovations reinforces Intel’s commitment to more sustainable technology solutions. Research shows that immersion cooling with energy reuse could reduce carbon emissions by 45% compared to traditional data center use.

These efforts build on Intel’s previously announced commitment to work with customers and industry partners to create more sustainable technology solutions. The research and development of these emerging technologies have the power to fundamentally change the way data centers are built and operated.

Intel is Committed to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across Its Operations

https://www.iea.org/reports/data-centres-and-data-transmission-networks

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