High Density Cooling System for Ultra-Low PUE Data Centers

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Birmingham, Alabama
Project Term:
09/30/2022 - 09/29/2024

Technology Description:

Impact Cooling will develop a novel data center cooling solution that can cool server equipment efficiently using only air. Data centers are predicted to consume 8% of global electricity by 2030; approximately one-third of that energy is used for cooling server equipment rather than actual computations. State-of-the-art data center cooling has come from better separation of hot and cold air. State-of-the-art air-cooled data centers use air at ambient atmospheric pressure to cool the server equipment. Impact Cooling’s patented air jet impingement cooling technology can achieve dramatically improved heat transfer at minimal energy cost. By leveraging elevated working pressures rather than being limited to ambient conditions, Impact Cooling’s solution can achieve a remarkable cooling coefficient of performance exceeding 20, even in hot, humid environments.


ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Peter de Bock
Project Contact:
Dr. David Hobby
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