Video: Taking the Plunge With Submerged Servers


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.

For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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