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    Data Center Liquid Cooling Connectors

    As innovation continues to progress, so does high-performance computer (HPC) processing power. 

    Because of that, HPC clusters require more support than ever before. High performance GPUs and CPUs are being combined into denser configurations that lead to higher wattage densities at both the node and rack level. The days of rack power requirements below 20kW are long gone, with modern rack densities easily topping 80kW and beyond. 

    Data centers are facing new thermal management challenges as traditional air cooling is unable to keep up with increased demand. When you’re running clusters dedicated to critical computing at max capacity for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, better solutions are needed.

    In data centers, liquid cooling offers the increased efficiency and reduced costs that operations managers are seeking. By lowering processor temperatures through liquid cooling, operators can realize a 4% reduction in solution times and minimize latency by maximizing cluster interconnect density.

    Why should I choose liquid cooling for my data center?

    The impact of liquid cooling in data centers goes beyond straightforward increases in efficiency and output. Additional benefits include:

    • Reduction of fossil fuel consumption. Reduced power consumption leads to reduced fuel consumption. This in turn leads to reduced emissions and an up to 85% decrease in your carbon footprint, creating a positive lasting impact on the planet.
    • Targeted cooling gives you more control. It's nearly impossible to achieve a nuanced and specific approach to targeted cooling with air alone. Liquid cooling offers more control over how, when, and where specific targets are being cooled and to which degree.
    • It helps protect servers from airborne risks. When fans aren't in control of your cooling, you run less risk of issues like oxidation, pollution, dust, and corrosion occurring within your server rooms.
    • Liquid cooling is quieter. No fans. Less noise, more peace.

    Why should I be using liquid cooling instead of air cooling?

    Data centers have been using air cooling since their inception, so it’s understandable why users might be reluctant to make a change. 

    However, the efficiency to be gained with liquid cooling is staggering when compared to air cooling options, with liquid performing up to 4,000X better at storing and transferring heat than air. Complexity and expense make it challenging for air cooling to efficiently keep up with the increased processing load of the modern data center.

    What are my liquid cooling options?

    When it comes to choosing liquid cooling for your data center, there are multiple options available. The best solution for you will depend on your center's specific needs, including but not limited to heat rejection systems, plumbing requirements, balancing capacity, and risk mitigation. Options include:

    • Immersion cooling. Immersion cooling is the most energy-efficient form of HPC liquid cooling currently available. Single or two-phase immersion cooling systems submerge components within a rack in a thermally conductive dielectric fluid.
    • Direct-to-chip. This form of liquid cooling can be a good fit for data centers where using baths are prohibitive. This system type uses liquid cooling next to where the heat is generated. Direct-to-chip cold plates sit on top of the board where processing is occurring. Through either single-phase or two-phase evaporation units, these systems eliminate approximately 75% of equipment-generated heat, leaving 25% for air-controlled systems.
    • Rear-door heat exchangers. Like direct-to-chip solutions, rear-door heat exchangers are a stop-gap between partial and full liquid cooling systems. These exchangers replace the equipment’s rear door with a liquid heat exchanger that operates in conjunction with air-cooling systems to service mixed rack densities.

    What is the ideal temperature for a data center?

    Thermal management of your data center goes beyond just making sure things are cool. It means making sure things are the right temperature. 

    Helpfully, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers maintains a list of humidity and temperature level standards for data centers.

    Recent guidelines recommend maintaining a temperature range between 64.4 and 80.6 degrees for any hardware between A1 and A4. Most hardware will fall within these parameters.

    How do I get started with data center liquid cooling?

    Before you get started with specifying liquid cooling quick disconnects in your data center liquid cooling system, we recommend taking time to lay out your goals and understand them clearly. Is improving efficiency your highest priority? Is it saving money, reducing noise, or something else entirely?

    Starting by knowing your goals will help you better connect with the right experts in the creation of your ideal system.

    Using CPC Quick Disconnects in Meeting Data Center Challenges

    Efficient operation, sustainability and uptime performance are major challenges faced by data center operators. Meeting these challenges is dependent on accessible and efficient liquid cooling. CPC Everis® quick disconnect (QD) couplings for liquid cooled server blades are a key component in data center infrastructure cooling. Our  thermal managementl experts understand the complexities of data center liquid cooling performance and their operational environments. Our team including materials scientists, design engineers and applications engineers exclusively focuses on liquid cooling quick disconnects, resulting in a robust portfolio of CPC Everis QDs expressly for liquid cooling. They are ideal for ease of use and maintenance of efficient liquid cooling systems in data centers.

    5 Reasons for Choosing Everis QDs for Data Center Liquid Cooling

    • Optimal flow rates and excellent size-to-flow ratio
    • Connection assurance with haptic and audible feedback
    • Valve structure designed for long-term connected state
    • Material compatibility with a variety of coolants
    • Dripless connection and disconnection

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    Want to browse CPC's data center liquid cooling quick disconnects?

    With a wide portfolio of Everis Series coolant line connector options, CPC meets the requirements of complex liquid cooling systems that cool the server blades found in data centers around the world. CPC offers the quick disconnect coupling options you need with features like non-spill dry break shutoff valves and locking hose barb terminations. Everis’ application-specific design and robust quick release coupling testing assist designers and operators in reaching performance and sustainability objectives while continuing to deploy the latest data center technologies.

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