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Swedish data center operator EcoDataCenter, has announced plans to deploy Iceotope chassis-level immersion cooling solution in its colocation facility in Falun, a city in central Sweden’s Dalarna County.

The liquid-based immersion-cooled rack is developed through a collaboration between Iceotope, Schneider Electric and Avnet, and the partners claim that the solution reduces energy consumption for rack cooling by up to 90% and for the entire data center by about 14%.

“We have embraced this innovative new technology as an early-adopter, knowing that companies in the market will soon see the operational and environmental benefits, and follow our lead,” says Lars Schedin, CEO of EcoDataCenter.

“The integration of Iceotope, Schneider Electric and Avnet liquid cooling enables us to set ground-breaking, new industry standards for energy efficient, high-availability data centers. Together we are empowering customers to take action for a more sustainable future.”

EcoDataCenter is the first announced customer of this cooling solution and it expects that the chassis-level immersion cooling system with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.03 will enable 46kW of cooling per rack and scalable to over 100kW.

“Chassis-level immersion cooling offers colocation, hyperscale and edge computing environments a practical and industry-leading solution for cooling high-density, critical IT loads. We are delighted to be working alongside EcoDataCenter where our liquid cooling technology is helping to deliver reliable IT services with little or no impact on the environment, whilst helping to reduce costs associated with energy usage even further,” said David Craig, CEO of Iceotope.

EcoDataCenter facility in Falun is known to be entirely powered by renewable energy sources, reusing its waste heat in a district heating system and integrated with heat and power utilities Falu Energi & Vatten. 

With the installation of the new chassis-level liquid immersion cooling system, EcoDataCenter stated that the cooling arrangement will enable high-grade heat to be captured for reuse in the local renewable energy scheme.