PhD position: High-density computing with immersion liquid cooling

Full Time
CCS, Campus de Montegancedo
Posted 6 years ago

GreenLSI Team

Currently, cooling data centers require almost the same energy as running the servers. Liquid cooling is becoming a requirement when high-density computing is needed. Some of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world (Green500) use computing boards fully immersed in deionized oils to achieve higher computing density with negligible cooling costs.

Immersion cooling in new synthetic fluids, such as Novec from 3M, looks promising due to its evaporation temperature below the maximum temperature of the microprocessors and memories. It is also important to take into account the generation capacity of renewal energy. The aims of this project are therefore:

  • Challenge the classical view of data centers, by proposing disruptive changes in the cooling systems, the relationship between IT and cooling, and holistic energy management techniques and procedures.
  • Design, analyze, and optimize innovative monitoring systems suitable for this environment.
  • Develop new holistic methods to optimize energy management in ultra-high density data centers.

If successful, this work will underpin the move towards ultra-high density data centers.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain by the start date, a degree in a relevant engineering or science subject.

A doctoral training grant from the GREENSTACK Project will be available during 2016 for this work, and we expect this project will be fully funded by mid 2016 for 3 additional years. Applications for this fully funded research studentship is invited from suitably qualified EU students.

For further information e-mail Marina Zapater and  José M. Moya.

Applications should be made on-line through this job board.

Our team values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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