Liquid cooling buyer's guide chart

This liquid cooling cross referenece chart describes the integration, power consumption, cooling capacity and other information about some of the top-rated liquid cooling products on the market.

PRODUCT COOLING AGENT COOLING CAPACITY POWER EFFICIENCY INTEGRATION PRICE
Sidecar heat exchange systems
APC InfraStruXure RP Water Up to 70kW 2054 Watts (480V) Contractor installation approx: $23,000
Rittal Liquid Cooling Package (LCP) Water 30-37kW 1000-1800 Watts Fits standard 19" rack servers. No additional hardware necessary. $15-$20,000
Liebert XDK, XDF Water, water/glycol 17kW, 14kW 1400 Watts Fits standard 19" rack servers. No additional hardware necessary.* unavailable
IBM eServer Rear Door Heat Exchanger "Cool Blue" Water Approx:15kW (50K btu) Unavailable Door that hinges to a standard 42U rack. No additional hardware necessary. $4,299
Egenera BladeFrame EX Glycol Upper and lower cooling modules at 10kW each 6900 Watts max (200-230 volts @ 20 or 30 amps) 2 products: Liebert XD CoolFrame and Egenera Bladeframe EX.* unavailable
Bottom mount heat exchange systems
Knurr AG rack Water 10kW to 35kW 1000-1800 Watts Fits standard 19" cabinets with no additional hardware. Unavailable
Chip-level cooling systems
SprayCool M-Series Uses 3M Flourinert, but compatible with other coolants 12kW per rack Less than 200W Each server is fitted with a module which attaches to the SprayCool system at the back of the rack. $25,500

*Liebert's XD system requires the XDP and XDC, which are the coolant pump and chiller, respectively.

This was first published in May 2007

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