Construction on the building, measuring 200,000 square feet, will begin later in the year at Jones Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon. It is expected that it will open in the latter part of 2023.
Immersion cooling allows servers and other computing components such as CPUs to be submerged in a dielectric liquid. This allows for the elimination of expensive data center air conditioning.
What is the lab capable of doing?
This lab will be conducting research on water efficiency, heat recapture, and reuse.
The lab will also be responsible for testing and enabling Intel’s dedicated hosting products and data centers, such as Intel Xeon or Intel Optane. It will also be responsible for network interfaces, switch equipment, Intel Agilex FPGAs, and Habana accelerators.
Customers, partners, and customers will have the opportunity to test Intel products at the new lab. It will also include an “advanced technology showcase.”
Intel stated that the design would allow partners to accelerate the introduction of Intel solutions to address the growing demand for data center power density.
The initial solution and proof-of-concept will be created in partnership with Intel Taiwan and implemented in stages across Taiwan’s ecosystem. It is possible to scale it up globally.
Datacenter sustainability remains a critical issue.
According to the Intel statistics data, data centers account for approximately 1% of global electricity demand and 0.3% of global carbon emissions.
Global Data forecasts that the revenue from data centers will reach $948 billion by 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis.