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Castrol joins RISE data center research program

28 February 2023, 10:28

Castrol has joined the RISE partner program for the data center unit ICE (Infrastructure and Cloud Research and Test Environment). The collaboration is aimed at enhancing immersion cooling which involves cooling of servers through immersion in dielectric liquid.

- Immersion cooling is a rapidly developing field driven by the global need to optimize efficiency and energy use in the world's most powerful data centers. Through this collaboration, Castrol and RISE will combine their unique expertise to create increased performance, says Rebecca Yates, BP's Technology Vice President Advanced Lubricants Products.

The collaboration with Castrol aims to improve understanding of the benefits in terms of water and energy efficiency that come with the introduction of coolants for immersion technology. Immersion cooling is one of several solutions for cooling servers in data centers that will need to be developed. Liquid cooling will be required now that the heat generation density (heat per square centimeter) of processors goes up.

- We want to excel in data center technology by working closely with the industry. A partner program helps with dialogue and direct bilateral cooperation. In this way, we can continue to develop our thought leadership together with our partners, says Tor Björn Minde, Director ICE Datacenter at RISE.

 The ICE data center in Luleå, Sweden, is a test bed for digitization and IT infrastructure that handles projects and testing within infrastructure and construction of data center properties, edge and cloud applications, IT architecture and machine learning. ICE is a leader in Europe and the mission is to contribute to Sweden being at the forefront when it comes to expertise in sustainable and efficient data center solutions, edge computing, cloud applications and data analysis.


About RISE

RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,800 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.

About Castrol

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fueling the dreams of pioneers. Our passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership, has enabled Castrol to develop lubricants and greases that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea, and space for over 100 years.

More details – RISE ICE website and contact details at ICE.