World's Most Efficient Data Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, United States
NREL's new High Performance Computing (HPC) Data Center is the world’s most energy-efficient data center, with an annualized average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of <1.06. HPC integrates a chiller-less design, direct warm-water liquid-cooling, and other innovations that save energy and water, reduce CO2 emissions, and capture/re-use waste heat.
Primary Application Area: Energy Management & Distribution
Technology Development Status: Ready to Market
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: NREL's HPC packs computational capability into a small space by eliminating expensive and inefficient chillers, and enabling hot water “waste heat” from the computer to be re-used. Innovative design uses liquid cooling while eliminating water flow into the servers, thus dramatically increasing efficiency without water damage risk.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 612
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Funding received from Department of Energy
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Development / License Partners