Immersed in Innovation: The GRC Blog

Stay on top of the latest data center immersion cooling insights, trends and inspirations from the world’s foremost authority on the subject.

Immersion Cooling’s Financial Impact on AI Deployment
June 11, 2024
AI deployment in data centers has major cost implications because it demands a lot of power. Learn how immersion cooling can help offset the costs.
Why Immersion Technology Is the Best Choice for Extreme Environments
May 30, 2024
Learn how immersion technology liquid cooling systems are transforming and improving the way data centers maintain climate control.
The Future of HPC and Immersion Cooling: What’s Ahead?
April 23, 2024
What does the future hold for high-performance computing? Learn what HPC is and how immersion cooling can sustain your computational infrastructure.
Exploring Advanced Liquid Cooling: Immersion vs. Direct-to-Chip Cooling
April 17, 2024
As the need for data processing grows, data centers are feeling the heat. Learn how liquid cooling can help keep your servers running optimally.
The Benefits of Immersion Cooling for Colocation Providers
April 9, 2024
Colocation data centers are struggling to scale their servers due to costly maintainenace. Learn how immersion cooling can be the solution to scalability.
AI and Data Centers: What Planning the Data Center of Tomorrow Looks Like Today
March 19, 2024
AI is poised to transform data centers. Explore points of contact between AI and data centers with a special emphasis on immersion cooling technology.
Forecasting Data Center Immersion Cooling Technology for the Year Ahead
March 12, 2024
Immersion cooling offers efficient, cost-effective solutions for data centers. Explore key developments poised to make an impact in the year ahead.
Valuable Alternatives for Standard Air-Cooled Heat Sinks
January 30, 2024
Standard air-cooled heat sinks impose performance limitations. Explore alternative liquid-based systems that overcome the drawbacks of air-cooled methods.
Why Density Will Become the Most Important Metric for Data Center Cooling
January 24, 2024
High-density data centers have advanced and complex cooling needs. Explore data center cooling solutions and discover the benefits of immersion cooling.
What the Advancement of Immersion Cooling Will Look Like in the Coming Year
January 17, 2024
Immersion cooling is an effective and sustainable precision data center cooling solution. Explore imminent advancements in this exciting technology.
Can a Fully Functional AI Data Center Be a Current Reality?
December 1, 2023
AI can help bring down the cost of running a data center. Find out the challenges and opportunities of running a fully functioning AI data center.
4 Data Center Technology Advances to Look Forward to in 2024
November 14, 2023
Advancements in data center technology continue to offer efficiency, sustainability, and security improvements. This resource explores emerging trends.
How Immersion Cooling Helps Unlock the Power of AI in Data Centers
October 25, 2023
AI is powering the next gen data centers. But it also consumes massive power. Find out how an immersion cooling data center can help power up AI efficiently.
Challenges and Opportunities of FITARA Implementation for Data Centers
October 11, 2023
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) calls on government agencies to optimize data centers. Learn how liquid cooling can help.
Power Usage Effectiveness: A Simple Guide to Improving Your Data Center’s Energy Consumption
October 3, 2023
A data center's power usage effectiveness measures how much of its electricity goes into IT equipment. Use this metric to minimize waste and cut costs.
Data Center Optimization Strategies: Increase Efficiency and Sustainability
September 29, 2023
The data center industry now struggles with questions of efficiency and sustainability. Data center optimization addresses these issues.
New DCOI Regulations and Incentives That Will Change the Industry
September 20, 2023
The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) aims to consolidate data centers to increase efficiency. We share best practices to help you comply.
Is Air Cooling Finally Becoming a Thing of the Past? What the Experts Have to Say
September 7, 2023
Air cooling has long served as the stalwart of data centers. But it’s being overtaken by liquid immersion cooling. Is it time to update your system?
The Future of Data Centers and the Power of the Chip
August 30, 2023
A data center relies on processors, and these chips will grow in power use and heat production. Liquid cooling systems can help you manage future chips.
5 Unconventional Benefits of Immersion Cooling Moving Forward
August 21, 2023
Liquid immersion cooling offers better performance at a lower cost. But there are additional benefits that make this cooling system the ideal solution.
Thermal Density: The X Factor of Liquid Cooling Science
August 16, 2023
Data centers must cool their servers to keep hardware operating safely and efficiently. Extreme thermal density requires liquid cooling instead of air.
Building a Foundation: Strategic Architecture of Liquid Immersion Cooling Racks
August 11, 2023
There are multiple ways to cool your data center assets. However, liquid cooling is the most effective, both financially and operationally.
What’s Really Standing in Big Tech’s Way to Achieving Full Data Center Sustainability?
July 18, 2023
Technology companies are rapidly expanding their share of the market—and of emissions. Immersion cooling can enhance data center sustainability.
Transitioning to a Clean Energy Data Center: It’s Not as Hard as You Think
July 12, 2023
Data center operators often worry about the costs of implementing new tech. But the usual concerns just don't apply to GRC liquid immersion cooling systems.
Industries That Have Already Transitioned From Air to Immersion Cooling
June 27, 2023
Liquid immersion cooling is a new and improved technology over conventional air cooling. Data centers and crypto miners are transitioning.
5 Opportunities Immersion Cooling Can Contribute to the Global Market in the Coming Years
June 16, 2023
Immersion cooling is more efficient than the alternatives and taking over the global market. Here are five industries that could benefit from the technology.
Valid Concerns About Switching to Immersion Cooling Are Finally Addressed
May 18, 2023
Immersion cooling saves data centers money while increasing the density of servers. GRC has overcome the challenges previously facing this tech.
Carbon-Free Data Centers: How Tech Companies Can Achieve Them
May 5, 2023
Learn how advanced hardware upgrades like liquid immersion cooling technology can help tech companies convert to carbon-free data centers.
3 Important Environmental Regulations Every Company Should Know This Year
April 18, 2023
Environmental regulations are necessary to protect the air, water, and energy resources we depend on. Learn what these guidelines mean for data centers.
Can Government Incentives Give Bitcoin Miners a Strong Enough Reason to Switch to Immersion Cooling?
April 4, 2023
Government incentives provide an additional reason for data centers to use green technology like GRC’s liquid immersion cooling tanks.
Positive Crypto Predictions Will Call for More Sustainable Solutions
March 31, 2023
Cryptocurrencies are rapidly expanding their footprint in the global economy. To meet demand without a big carbon footprint requires sustainable solutions.
How Practical Are Liquid Cooled Data Centers in the Global Economy
March 21, 2023
Liquid-cooled data centers employ an immersion technique using fluid to remove server heat. This saves money and improves sustainability.
Why Is This the Perfect Time for Immersion Cooling in Crypto Mining?
March 14, 2023
Cooling technology determines the maximum capacity of a crypto mining rig. Liquid immersion cooling is the best option for managing intense heat production.
The Politics of Clean Energy and the New Demand for Immersion Cooling
March 6, 2023
Clean energy from renewable sources has become an important political topic. How can liquid immersion cooling help you make more efficient use of energy?
The Ultimate Roadmap for Green Cooling in 2023 and Onward
February 28, 2023
Liquid immersion cooling is good for data centers and the environment. The type of immersion system, quality and safety standards, and management matter.
Green Renewable Energy Is No Longer Just a Social Trend for American Companies
February 24, 2023
Green renewable energy comes from sustainable sources like the sun and wind. By embracing clean power, businesses can save money while saving the planet.
Did You Know There Are Government Incentives for Going Green?
February 20, 2023
Government incentives encourage eco-friendly business practices. Some can benefit data centers that use sustainable tech like liquid immersion cooling.
Future Proofing Your Data Center Starts Now and Here’s How
January 31, 2023
The global economy is undergoing a digital transition that depends on data centers. Future-proofing readies data centers for their upcoming duties.
5 Ways You Can Spend All the Money You Save From Converting to Immersion Cooling
January 26, 2023
Data centers host the hardware and software that serve organizations’ IT needs. To meet these needs, each data center requires electrical and cooling infrastructure, along with other equipment. But...
Building Energy Efficiency Using Immersion Cooling
January 19, 2023
Energy efficiency is a core area data centers can improve. The cooling system is a good place to start, as operators look for ways to cool more efficiently.
Understanding the Deep Ecological Impact of Waste Heat
January 11, 2023
Data center cooling has an unseen ecological impact in the form of waste heat. However, liquid immersion cooling can turn that heat into a valuable tool.
Why Flexibility is a Feature Data Center Companies Need to Consider in 2023
January 4, 2023
Data center companies must be nimble in their cooling, power generation, infrastructure, and sustainability. This will be essential to staying competitive.
Sustainable Data Centers: The Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving
January 3, 2023
Sustainable data centers with liquid immersion cooling use less energy and water. It's the perfect present for the environment and for your bottom line.
Are Green Cooling Solutions Just a Trend or the Future of Server Rooms?
December 20, 2022
Green cooling solutions for data centers have attracted media attention recently. Does this signal a fad, or is data center cooling going green?
Why the Data Center Cooling System You Invest in Matters to Your Business
December 7, 2022
Your data center cooling system influences costs, server performance, and the environment. Liquid immersion cooling is the smart choice for all these areas.
Sustainable Cooling: What Practices Can We Expect in 2023?
December 1, 2022
Sustainable cooling in data centers is undergoing rapid developments. We're exploring the practices you'll see in 2023—and how you can implement them now.
The Different Types of Data Center Cooling Techniques and How They Work
November 17, 2022
Cooling techniques for data centers evolved from basic air cooling to today’s single-phase liquid immersion cooling. Each generation improves performance.
Mishandling Your Data Center’s Cooling System Costs More Than You Think
November 9, 2022
How you handle your data center cooling system can have profound effects on your budget and the environment. Liquid immersion cooling is the smart solution.
Is Single-Phase Immersion Cooling the Best Sustainable Cooling Solution?
November 3, 2022
In the search for the best cooling solution, contenders include single-phase and two-phase immersion cooling and direct-to-chip. Single-phase wins.
Problems That Lead to Delays in Setting up Data Center Cooling Systems
October 27, 2022
Supply chain issues and complex designs can delay the construction of data center cooling systems. Upgrade to liquid immersion to keep things moving fast.
Here’s Why Immersion Cooling Is Still Better Than Air Cooling
October 19, 2022
Among data center cooling technologies, liquid cooling remains preferable to air cooling for efficiency, cost, and environmental sustainability.
The Problem With E-Waste: Underscoring the Challenges Brought About by Tech Scraps
October 14, 2022
E-waste pollution is a growing problem for data centers worldwide. However, data centers can reduce e-waste through green technology like immersion cooling.
Best Practices in Creating Green Data Centers (Do They Work?)
October 7, 2022
Green data centers manage environmental resources responsibly. Innovations such as liquid immersion cooling can help companies achieve sustainability.
How Data Centers Have Changed Through the Years
September 28, 2022
Data centers have evolved over the decades. Cooling systems have kept pace with these facilities to become more efficient and effective.
Benefits and Challenges of Environmental Regulations for Data Centers
September 22, 2022
The growth of data centers has led to environmental regulations. These can impinge on operations but also present opportunities like sustainable cooling.
The Truth About Digital Technology Sustainability (And What We Can Do About It)
September 14, 2022
Digital technology makes modern business possible, but at an environmental cost. Some of these issues can be addressed by immersion cooling in data centers.
Improving the Efficiency of Data Centers
September 8, 2022
Data centers accounted for 1.8% of the United States’ total electricity consumption in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That translates to some 70 billion kilowatt-hours! Smaller...
Data Center Management: What the Industry Isn’t Telling You About Waste
August 31, 2022
Data center management involves the careful administration of resources. Liquid immersion cooling cuts many types of waste by operating more efficiently.
LICAM 2022 Guest Blog: Data Centers and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
August 26, 2022
As part of GRC’s 2022 Liquid Immersion Cooling Awareness Month, we are proud to share this guest blog from Mohsen Al-Aqeil, Managing Director with GRC partner Al Marjeia Trading...
How Cloud Servers Can Benefit from Immersion Cooling
August 25, 2022
Liquid immersion cooling lets cloud data centers increase their processing capacity at lower cost. This convenient green technology enables modular growth.
Can Single-Phase Immersion Cooling Enable Sustainability in Data Centers?
August 18, 2022
Single-phase liquid immersion cooling offers numerous benefits for the environment. Data centers become more sustainable and profitable.
Here’s Why Immersion Cooling is Better for Data Centers
August 10, 2022
Data centers are turning to liquid cooling for its larger cooling capacity and lower cost. This technology also protects the environment and servers.
How Immersion Cooling Helps Reduce Operational Costs in Data Centers
August 3, 2022
Keep data center costs down with the latest innovation in cooling. Liquid immersion cooling offers energy-efficiency, simplicity, and reliability.
The Right Cooling System for Your Data Center
July 27, 2022
Data center cooling systems vary in their design. Liquid immersion cooling works ideally for enterprise, hyperscale, cloud, colo, edge, HPC, and crypto.
Ways the Internet of Things is Transforming the Data Center Industry
July 20, 2022
The Internet of Things (IoT) pushes far more data than ever into the data center industry, requiring more efficient cooling but aiding automation.
Cloud Computing: A More Effective Way of Curbing Energy Consumption?
July 6, 2022
The advantages of cloud computing apply to users, data centers, and the environment. Cloud data centers cut emissions by using liquid immersion cooling.
Immersion Cooling: The Answer to Sustainable Big Data Centers
June 29, 2022
Liquid immersion cooling makes data centers sustainable by drastically cutting power use. This technology also cuts costs and increases performance.
Is the Metaverse a Growing Threat to the Environment?
June 17, 2022
The metaverse is a new technology that merges the virtual and the real. It offers plentiful opportunities but threatens the environment.
The Best Way to Reduce Water Waste: Immersion Cooling
May 24, 2022
Data centers have long faced the challenge of implementing a more economical, yet higher-performing cooling system. As consumer demand for companies to reduce their carbon footprint is at an...
4 Creative Ways Rejected Heat Can Be Utilized
May 18, 2022
While data center heat has traditionally been seen as a problem, creative organizations are making it into a valuable resource thanks to liquid cooling.
3 Ways to Manage E-Waste from Data Centers
May 11, 2022
Data centers produce a measurable percentage of global e-waste. They can manage electronic waste with liquid immersion cooling and sustainable policies.
Can Data Centers Benefit from Recycling Waste Heat?
April 22, 2022
Data centers produce damaging waste heat as a byproduct of operations. This heat can be made from a liability into an asset with liquid immersion cooling.
E-Waste: Addressing a Growing Problem for Data Centers in 2022
April 22, 2022
Electronic waste, or e-waste, has become a problem for data centers. Remedies include recycling and repairing hardware, and using liquid immersion cooling.
Is It Possible for Green Energy and Blockchain Technology to Coexist?
March 16, 2022
Blockchain has become a huge part of the global economy. It fuels billions and billions of dollars of transactions around the world. The technology underlying blockchain however has a...
The Effects of Data Centers on the Environment
March 1, 2022
There are several million data centers globally. Each power-hungry facility can pack in tens of thousands of servers, guzzling environmental resources more than entire countries. The combined environmental effect...
Cooling Technology Basics That Every CTO Should Know
February 10, 2022
With the rise of AI and machine learning, energy demands are greater than ever. These and other technologies now hitting the market draw vast amounts of power, generating immense...
Is Immersion Cooling the Future of High-Performance Computing?
January 31, 2022
Increased computing power and performance demands, combined with technological advancements such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning (ML), have resulted in rising temperatures within...
Why “Green Cooling” Is Not Only Ideal but Necessary for the Environment
January 20, 2022
As climate catastrophes continue to mount and concern regarding environmental stability continues to increase, more and more industries are shifting to green energy sources. Airlines, electronics, and numerous other...
Data Center Cooling: What Most People Get Wrong
January 11, 2022
Data centers consume substantial electricity, generating high levels of heat as a byproduct. And with server manufacturers packing more CPUs and GPUs into each rack unit, there is growing...
4 Ways Liquid Immersion Cooling Can Save Your Company a Fortune
January 6, 2022
As organizations become increasingly reliant on the Internet, data centers are now an integral part of the global economy. And in today’s data-driven, data-dependent world, data center cooling is...
Supporting IT Infrastructure in an Immersed Environment
August 18, 2021
Organizations across the globe are starting to pay attention to the financial, environmental, and ancillary benefits of immersion cooling (IC) technology. Adoption of IC is being driven by multiple...
Immersion Cooling is Crucial for Driving Future ICT Growth in the Middle East
August 6, 2021
Years ago, certain technology services were nothing but a fantasy, except thanks to the continuous technical innovations, it became reality. There is no doubt the non-stop technological evolution has...
How Liquid Immersion Cooling Benefits Sustainability
July 30, 2021
Cooling a data center never used to be this hard. But IT and data center professionals have watched the thermal design power (TDP) of chips rise almost 50% in...
Upgrading Air-Cooled Data Centers to Immersion Cooling is Simpler Than You Think
March 15, 2021
Upgrading an air-cooled data center to an immersion cooling solution is a lot simpler—and less stress-inducing—than most people imagine.
Data Center Capacity Planning — An Alternate Approach
November 12, 2020
When it comes to accurately and reliably undertaking a capacity planning initiative, the challenge can be daunting. Do you recall how much planning, effort, and time went into your...
Simpler (and Better) Than You Think<br>Demystifying Immersion-Cooled Data Centers
August 24, 2020
When two pioneering, forward-looking companies team up with the right mindset, great things are sure to happen. That’s definitely the case when it comes to our recent collaboration with...
The Plane Truth About Environmental/Data Center Sustainability
June 15, 2020
Amid concerns about global warming and the issue of environmental sustainability has moved to the forefront of boardroom and conference room conversations around the world. It has certainly become...
Air-Based Cooling vs. Liquid-Based Cooling – Newly Updated
June 10, 2020
At the end of every great action movie, hero and nemesis face each other for a final battle to prove that good triumphs over evil. At least that’s what...
Data Center Cold Wars – Part 4:<br>Single-Phase Immersion Cooling Versus Rear-Door Heat Exchangers
April 7, 2020
Things are really heating up out there. Even conventional computing operations are frequently pushing the 30 kW/rack barrier now. HPC apps like AI are becoming commonplace. And because IT...
Data Center Cold Wars – Part 3: Single-Phase Immersion Cooling Versus Cold Plate
February 4, 2020
Cooling a data center never used to be this hard. But IT and data center professionals have watched the thermal design power (TDP) of chips rise almost 50% in...
When Does Liquid-Immersion Cooling Make Sense? Part 3
January 15, 2020
The third installment of our “When Does Immersion Cooling Make Sense?” blog series focuses on edge deployments, integrating high-density racks, and adding more capacity to your data center when...
Take on Tomorrow: GRC All-in-One Immersion Cooling Server Systems Powered by Dell Technologies
December 18, 2019
GRC’s All-in-One Immersion Cooling Server Systems, powered by Dell Technologies, will help data center operators quickly procure, deploy, and scale best-in-class server/ immersion cooling combinations virtually anywhere — including the edge.
Two-Phase Versus Single-Phase Immersion Cooling
November 13, 2019
Data center challenges are mounting fast. These are fueled both by the rise of nextgen applications, super-hot, largely GPU-driven applications like AI, and the fact that business and IT...
When Does Liquid-Immersion Cooling Make Sense? — Part 2
October 23, 2019
Life is full of must-haves and just nice-to-haves. Brakes on a car? Gotta have ‘em. Seat warmers? Totally optional. Given the challenges data center operators face now and in...
GRC + HPE: Faster. Cooler. Farther. Together
October 9, 2019
Data center operators everywhere can now get everything they’ve come to expect from HPE products – innovation, acceleration and exceptional reliability – protected by the most advanced and proven...
GRC’s ICEraQ<sup>®</sup> System Cools New Frontera Supercomputer.
September 25, 2019
When two pioneering, forward-looking companies team up with the right mindset, great things are sure to happen. That’s definitely the case when it comes to our recent collaboration with...
The Global Artificial Intelligence Race is Heating Up
September 4, 2019
Depending on whom you talk to, the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) triggers a wide range of reactions. Doomsayers conjure images of autonomous machines rebelling and taking control of the...
ICEraQ™ Micro – The New Standalone Immersion Cooling Technology That Stands Apart
August 21, 2019
While we were all binge-watching Game of Thrones, next-gen applications driven by GPU-accelerated servers snuck in and sparked a heatwave in data centers around the world, pushing the boundaries...
The Increasing Use of GPU Acceleration –<br>What it Means for Data Center Cooling
August 7, 2019
Back in the day, being a server was a relatively easy gig. Depending on your line of work, front-end systems kept you and your CPU fairly busy. Every once...
When Does Liquid-Immersion Cooling Make Sense? — Part 1
July 24, 2019
You may have heard about liquid-immersion cooling, at least in theory, and thought it might be right for your data center. Perhaps you’ve even done some reading and tucked...
10 Years of Supercomputing Achievements
July 10, 2019
People believed the Earth was flat for hundreds of years. Though the comparison is not quite as weighty, GRC finds that many infrastructure and operations professionals hold misplaced ideas...
Cold Hard Facts of Immersion Cooling – Part 2
June 25, 2019
People believed the Earth was flat for hundreds of years. Though the comparison is not quite as weighty, GRC finds that many infrastructure and operations professionals hold misplaced ideas...
Cold Hard Facts of Immersion Cooling – Part 1
May 20, 2019
The advent of applications such as AI, IoT, AR, as well as microservices has many data center operators scrambling to find ways to break through barriers relating to rack...
Drivers and Benefits of Modular & Micro-Modular Data Centers
April 9, 2019
Think modular / micro-modular data centers and you probably think about edge computing. But is the edge the only application that’s driving the adoption of these solutions? The short...
GRC Celebrates Ten Years at the Epicenter of Liquid Immersion Cooled Data Centers
January 18, 2019
As GRC turns ten, we take this opportunity to thank you for helping us succeed! Going from start-up to scale-up definitely calls for celebration. It also calls for forward...
Data Center Liquid Cooling Myths – Busted!
July 23, 2018
INTRODUCTION: You may have heard a few exemplary facts about liquid-immersion cooling technologies – like our ICEraQ system – such as its incredible CAPEX and OPEX savings. However, you...
Transforming Data Centers with Blockchain
July 3, 2018
Traditional data centers aren’t always able to meet the demands of a large number of users who need to retrieve data in real time. The dramatic increase in the...
Podcast: GRC Talks About CleanTech Marketing
April 27, 2018
Our Director of Product Marketing, Dhruv Varma, was recently featured on a podcast called “The Good Stuff And The Noise” hosted by INK Communications Co. #heyinkco. Listen to Dhruv’s...