Demonstration of Low-Cost Liquid Cooling Technology for Data Centers

Summary

SCH Number
2015088026
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Demonstration of Low-Cost Liquid Cooling Technology for Data Centers
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/4/2015

Document Description
Through this demonstration project, Asetek USA, Inc. will validate the performance, reliability, cost savings and payback of the RackCDU, a liquid cooling technology that could cut data center energy use and be easily retrofitted with minimal operational disruptions. The technology will be demonstrated at two full-scale data centers: UC San Diego Supercomputer Center in La Jolla and NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field Naval Air Station in Mountain View. At San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), install plumbing from racks to a dry-coolder installed outside the buildings, on the roof. At NASA, install plumbing from racks to a hybrid adiabatic/dry cooler, outside the building, on an existing cement pad.

Contact Information
Cecelia Golden
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1423

Location

Cities
La Jolla Mountain View
Counties
San Diego Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306 - Class 1, 6
Reasons for Exemption
Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing strucutres or facilities not expanding existing use. Minor alteration of existing structures at two supercomputer data centers. Basic date collection, research, and experimental management activities that do not result in an environmental disturbance.
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