Jakob Carnemark is the founder of Endeavour, which develops sustainable infrastructure solutions.
Host Vic Marinich, global marketing director for air conditioning at Danfoss, is joined by Jakob Carnemark, founder of Endeavour, to discuss waterless data center cooling solutions.
- Large data centers can use up to 1 ½ liters of water per kilowatt hour of operations. That can add up to 30 million gallons or more per year. (2:00)
- As we look to become more sustainable and combat climate change, we need to develop solutions that help us save water. (2:50)
- With increasing rack densities at today’s data centers, the demand for reliable cooling technologies is increasing. (5:10)
- Data center cooling is designed for the hottest days of the year. Even on the hottest days, waterless cooling results in a PUE up to 20% lower than traditional systems. (17:00)
- A waterless system allows data centers to increase energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions, without the use of water. Carbon-neutral data centers are the next step. Endeavour is working on solutions using renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and hydrogen. (22:00)
- In many areas where water is scarce, it is difficult to build data centers using traditional cooling methods. Waterless cooling allows for large data centers to be built anywhere in the world. (26:30)
For more insight on water usage and efficiency in data centers, visit https://datacenters.lbl.gov/water-efficiency
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