3M, Intel, and SGI Showcase a Data Center Cooling Breakthrough

3M, Intel, and SGI Showcase a Data Center Cooling Breakthrough

3M, Intel, and SGI Showcase a Data Center Cooling Breakthrough

3M’s two-phase immersion-cooling technology shows potential to transform the data center of the future.

3M is a multibillion dollar global manufacturer with a 40-year commitment to environmental leadership. It is also an innovation powerhouse that encourages employees to devote 15 percent of their work time to their own projects.

Now, 3M’s leadership has combined sustainability and i...nnovation in a breakthrough that the company says can reduce the energy required to cool data center equipment by 95 percent while enabling a tenfold increase in density. 3M teamed up with Intel and SGI to create a fully functional, proof of concept supercomputer that uses the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family and SGI ICE* X distributed memory supercomputer to demonstrate 3M’s innovative, two-phase immersion cooling technology based on 3M Novec* Engineered Fluids.

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