TCO Calculator

How much will GRC immersion cooling save you? Simply select an application, update the numbers to match your operation and click ‘Calculate’ to find out.


In creating this online savings calculator, GRC made assumptions using industry application averages. GRC does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the calculator's results, which are hypothetical and may not reflect the actual savings of your own purchases. GRC is not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken in reliance upon or as a result of the information provided by this calculator.

Total Cost of Ownership Over 10 Years

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Operational Expenses

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Upfront Costs & Power Overheads:

Category Value/UOM Source/Notes
 Server Power Savings  18% Benchmark from USAF test results (some applications as high as 30%)
 Chiller Overhead  25% of IT Load Customer Validated Data
 Chiller Cost  $0.34/Watt Based on $1,500/ton and 20% FOS (Factor of Safety)
 GRC CDU Cooling Overhead  2% of IT & Cooling Power Customer Validated Data
Cooling Tower Overhead  2% of IT & Cooling Power  Customer Validated Data
 Cooling Tower Cost  $0.22/Watt  Customer Validated Data
 Raised Floor  $30/Sq Ft  Panels $17-30/Sq Ft, plus Installation Labor
 Air Handler Overhead  10% of IT Load  Customer Validated Data
 Air Handler Cost  $0.62/Watt  Vendor Quotes & Customer Data
 UPS Cost  $0.92/Watt  Vendor Quotes & Customer Data
 Diesel Generator & Switch Gear Cost  $0.29/Watt  Vendor Quotes & Customer Data
 Electrical Infrastructure & Power Distribution Cost  $0.42/Watt  Vendor Quotes & Customer Data
 Maintenance Cost  3% of Upfront Cost  Forrester:
 Annual Maintenance Cost Increase  1%  Accounting for Inflation
 Annual Energy Cost Increase  1%  Accounting for Inflation
 Power Distribution Losses  6% of Total Power  Data Center Dynamics: DCPRO: Cooling & Thermal Management Paper
 Air Cooling Max Rack Density  15 kW/Rack  Customer feedback
 Fully Loaded Floor Space/Rack for Air Cooling  79 Sq Ft/Rack  Green Grid Estimate
 Cost of GRC System  $0.96/Watt
 Plumbing & Ducting for Air-Cooled  $0.60/Watt  Customer Validated Data
 Plumbing Costs GRC  $0.30/Watt  Customer Validated Data
 Sensors & Controls  $0.15/Watt  Customer Validated Data
 Traditional Data Center Engineering and Design Services  20% of Total Cost  Forrester:
 GRC Data Center Engineering & Design Services  10% of Total Cost  Customer feedback
 Cost of Traditional Racks  $1,500.00/Rack  Vendor Quotes & Customer Data

Space (Traditional):

Category Value/UOM Source
 Rack Size  42U
 Top of Rack (TOR Switches)  2U
 Server Capacity Rack  40U
 Width (Length for GRC)  26.62 Inches  Liebert 42U:
 Depth (Width for GRC)  43.3 Inches  Liebert 42U:
 Cold Aisle Width  48 Inches  ANSI/TIA/ EIA-942-A (data center) standard:
 Hot Aisle Width  36 Inches  ANSI/TIA/ EIA-942-A (data center) standard:
 Supported Density  15 kW/Rack  Customer Feedback
 Racks/Row  12  Calculated to get similar row width
 Row Width  34.62 Feet  Including 4 ft aisle at each end

Space (GRC):

Category Value/UOM Source
 Rack Size  42U
 Top of Rack Switches  0U Switch pockets in the back of the GRC rack allow for more server capacity in rack
 Server Capacity/Rack  42U
 Width (Length for GRC)  85 Inches
 Depth (Width for GRC)  25 Inches
 Cold Aisle Width  36 Inches
 Hot Aisle Width  2 Inches
 Supported Density  120 kW/Rack  Conservative estimate, 130kW+ achieved
 Racks/Row  4
 Row Width  35.94 Feet

Space Cost:

Category Value/UOM Source
 Traditional Site Preparation Cost  $150.00/Sq Ft  Forrester:
 GRC Site Preparation Cost  $150.00/Sq Ft

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