Video: Taking the Plunge With Submerged Servers update from July 2013

How do you "take the plunge" and submerge your servers in coolant? In this video conversation, Laurent Clerc of CGG discusses his company's process in adopting immersion cooling technology from Green Revolution Cooling.

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Video: Taking the Plunge With Submerged Servers
Tanks of liquid coolant inside the CGG data center in Houston, Texas each house up to 42 submerged servers. (Photo: Rich Miller)

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Four of the many tanks of servers submerged in liquid coolant at a CGG data center in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Immersing servers in liquid is a significant change from the air-cooled cabinets seen in most traditional data centers. How do you "take the plunge?" In this video conversation, Laurent Clerc of CGG discusses his company's process in adopting immersion cooling technology from Green Revolution Cooling, and the considerations in implementing the system. For the past two years, CGG has been running servers submerged in a liquid coolant similar to mineral oil. Clerc, who is the VP of Information Technology for CGG, talks with DCK about maintaining an immersion data center, and the savings made possible through this approach. This video runs 6 minutes.

For a tour of CGG's liquid-cooled facility, see The Immersion Data Center: The New Frontier of High-Density Computing.

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