What is liquid immersion cooling?
Liquid cooling is a process in which hardware or other objects are placed in a temperature-conducting but not electrically conductive liquid.
This technology is widely used in large, professional technology applications such as data centers.
Liquid immersion cooling is sometimes used in data centers and similar technologies. This process implies the same principles for IT that geothermal systems use to heat and cool buildings. In simple terms, liquid temperature transfer replaces the often arduous process of heating and cooling indoor air in order to heat and cool objects in a room or space. Liquid immersion can also provide much more direct cooling than traditional air cooling.
Scientists have found specific types of liquids that are not significantly electrically conductive to make the liquid cooling liquid safe. Many of these include synthetic oils and other products made specifically for this purpose.
Liquid immersion cooling technology can be applied to various aspects of data center operations to manage the amount of heat generated by servers and other hardware.