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.

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