Demonstration of Low-Cost Liquid Cooling Technology for Data Centers


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Demonstration of Low-Cost Liquid Cooling Technology for Data Centers
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Jolla, Mountain View
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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