Immersion cooling specialist Asperitas and Shell have announced the launch of their co-developed Shell Immersion Cooling Fluid S5 X. The new fluid is the product of the two companies’ strategic fluid development partnership and long-standing research and development relationship that aim to reduce data center energy consumption.
Shell Immersion Cooling Fluid S5 X is a synthetic, single-phase immersion cooling fluid made from gas using Shell’s gas-to-liquids technology. It is optimized for Asperitas’ natural-convection-driven immersion cooling solutions but can also be used in the pump/forced circulation systems of other providers.
“Our immersion cooling fluid can help to cut data center energy consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions,” said Eduardo de Azevedo, Shell product application specialist for immersion cooling fluids. “The gas-to-liquids technology is a sustainable alternative for the immersion cooling industry.”
High Cooling Efficiency
The liquid is designed to reduce energy costs and emissions through its high cooling efficiency, excellent flow behavior as well as thermodynamic properties, and it is available across the immersion-cooling market.
“Shell is our trusted partner for developing the immersion cooling fluid, preferred partner for deployments and quality monitoring,” said Rolf Brink, CEO of Asperitas. “With their decades of experience there is a tremendous amount of value for our customers and strategic partners we can offer together.”
Later this month, Asperitas will also announce an addition to its product portfolio with a new and larger immersion cooling solution that will make use of the full potential of its Immersed Computing concept. The system would offer full flexibility to OEMs, systems integrators and end-users to facilitate high-density compute and OCP-ready 21” wide server solutions. The immersion cooling system will be delivered with a Redfish industry open standard to enable full integration within the OCP ecosystem. Redfish has been designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and software-defined data centers.