Chilldyne Debuts New Liquid Cooling Technology

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A server equipped with Chilldyne’s liquid cooling technology, which uses negative pressure to create a “leak proof” approach to liquid cooling for high-density servers. (Photo: Chilldyne)

Supercomputing conferences often serve as a launchpad for liquid cooling technologies. This year’s SC13 conference marks the public debut for Chilldyne, a startup out of Carlsbad, Calif. that addresses one of the most common concerns about liquid cooling – the potential for equipment to be damaged by fluid leaks.

Chilldyne is a spin-out of Flometrics, a company which specializes in fluid dynamics and thermodynamics engineering for the aerospace industry. Chilldyne uses direct-to-chip warm water cooling of CPUs using modified air-cooled heat sinks. Warm water cooling is a strategy for environments that focus the cooling as close as possible to the heat- generating components, and allows you to use your chiller less, or not at all.

A distinctive feature of Chilldyne’s approach is its use of a low-flow rate and negative pressure to create a “leak-proof” system in which fluid retreats from the electronics rather than spilling. In this video, Chilldyne President and CEO Pete DeAngelis provides an overviw of the technology. This video runs about 2 minutes.

Chilldyne’s approach includes a system of water piping that runs through the heat sink, and an exterior Cool-Flo unit that includes the pump and heat exchanger, which can connect to an exterior cooling tower.

DeAngelis says Chilldyne’s revenue model will focus on technology licensing, OEM/ODM manufacturing and indirect channel sales for server-side components.

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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