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 Rack CDU, a liquid cooling technology that could cut data center energy use and be easily retrofitted with minimal operational disruptions during installation. The technology will be demonstrated at two full-scale data centers: San Diego Supercomputer center (SDSC) in La Jolla and lawrence Livermore Computer Center in Livermore. At SDSC, install plumbing from racks to a dry cooler installed outside the building, on the roof. At LLNL, 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, Livermore
Alameda, San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This work involves minor alteration of existing structures at two supercomputer data centers, and does not involve expanding any existing uses at either data center, and thus the work falls within the limits of examples listed in this exemption.

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