Single-phase immersion cooling company GRC has entered into an original equipment manufacturer partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The company will integrate its ICEraQ liquid-immersion cooling product line with HPE servers. It is already a Supermicro OEM Direct Partner.

A cool partnership


“The ease and flexibility that immersion offers, is unparalleled,” Brandon Moore, solutions architect at GRC, said. “For example, if you were looking to add some high-end AI/ML servers, just a half rack of those servers would push you beyond the 15 kW per rack limit of legacy air-cooling systems.

“You can easily support the high-density HPE equipment with a GRC system such as the ICEraQ Micro which can handle over 2,000 watts of heat load per U of rack space, enabling the creation of a high-density zone in any existing data center while removing the thermal constraints that exist with legacy air-cooled data centers," he said. "Any HPE server type, without regard to heat load, can be deployed quickly into an existing white space, on the Edge, or in a greenfield site with minimal infrastructure requirements.”

For its part,the OEM agreement should mean that HPE will promote the GRC product. We can't yet find the ICEraQ on HPE's product pages, but the company has published this blog with a link to the press release on Businesswire.

Phillip Cutrone, VP and GM of worldwide OEM at HPE, is quoted as saying: “There is a growing opportunity to bring the latest technology capabilities to market to support emerging applications such as AI and Edge computing."

GRC was formerly known as Green Revolution Cooling, but rebranded in 2018 because it believed the business had matured to the point that the company no longer needed to say it was revolutionary.

“I came on as the new CEO in December of 2016 and I think one of the things that I came to realize was that we’ve got a pretty mature product here,” company head Peter Poulin told DCD.

“At the time, it was deployed in 12 countries, and a lot of testing had been done, with a lot of big names involved - Intel, Orange Telecom, the National Security Agency -  that were validating our claims. This isn’t revolutionary technology, having revolution in our name doesn’t seem to make sense.”