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Cloud&Heat water-cooling

Water cooling for high performance gaming servers

March 2020
Gallery Cloud&Heat water-cooling 1
Gallery Cloud&Heat water-cooling 1
01.

Identification

Deutsche Telekom is running a proof of concept (POC) based on water cooling to build a clean and sustainable digital infrastructure.

Cooling infrastructure in a data center is one of the largest sources of electricity consumption which also drives up costs. To solve this problem and set an example, Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary PASM (Power and Air Condition Solution Management GmbH is running a proof of concept (POC) based on water cooling to build a clean and sustainable digital infrastructure. This is in cooperation with Cloud&Heat, a start-up that provides energy-efficient, scalable and secure tailored infrastructure solutions. They have developed a cooling system with direct hot water cooling and waste heat recovery. It works as follows: The servers are equipped with a set of water-filled heat sinks, which are located directly at the heat hotspots. When the IT components are cooled, the water in the heat sink is heated to up to 60°C, the heat is transported away in an energy-efficient manner and reused for heating in buildings. This leads to significant savings potential in three areas: 1) the onboard fans, which account for up to 25% of server performance, can be disassembled or operated at lower speeds, 2) hot water direct cooling is more energy-efficient than air cooling, which accounts for 40 % to 60 % of data center power consumption, 3) the waste heat generated does not have to be released unused to the environment. but can be reused, e.g. to heat buildings.

Label Date March 2020
From Germany
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Credibility.

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Reduces CO2 emissions of data centres by 41%
  • 78% of the heat dissipated and fed into the hot water circuit of the building for reutilization
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Up to 40% reduction of energy costs
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

Germany,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies and present in over 50 countries.

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Headquarters 53113 Bonn, Germany
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