• NVIDIA is bringing liquid-cooled GPUs to data centers

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Starting later this year, NVIDIA will begin selling a liquid-cooled version of its A100 GPU for data centers. The GPU maker is positioning the video card as a way for cloud computing companies to make their facilities more energy-efficient. It may seem unintuitive, but by adding a water block to the component, data centers can reduce their dependence on inefficient air- and water-based chillers. In testing, NVIDIA claims a facility outfitted with its water-cooled A100 GPUs ran the same workload as an air-cooled data center while using about 30 percent less power. The new version of the...
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  • Nvidia turns to liquid cooling to reduce big tech's energy use

    Nvidia turns to liquid cooling to reduce big tech's energy use

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    A rack full of these could hold so much liquid. | Image: Nvidia
    Nvidia has announced its new plan for reducing the energy use of data centers crunching massive amounts of data or training AI models: liquid-cooled graphics cards. The company announced at Computex that it's introducing a liquid-cooled version of its A100 compute card , and says that it consumes 30 percent less power than the air-cooled version. Nvidia's also pledging that this isn't just a one-off, it's already got more liquid-cooled server cards on its roadmap, and hints at bringing the tech to other applications like...
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