Castrol has announced that it is collaborating with immersion cooled server specialist Hypertec as part of its move to develop and accelerate the adoption of immersion cooling in data centres.
The partnership will develop and test the latest immersion cooling technology at Castrol’s data centre testing facility in Pangbourne UK, set to launch later this year.
Hypertec is the first server OEM to collaborate with Castrol, and this partnership will build on the oil company’s existing collaboration with Submer. Submer has provided its SmartPod and MicroPod tank systems to the Pangbourne facility which have been modified to test new fluids and new server technologies.
Nicola Buck, Chief Marketing Officer at Castrol said, “We are proud to work with Hypertec to help us drive forward the adoption of immersion cooling technology. With a robust network of allies like Submer and Hypertec, we can innovate more quickly and develop integrated solutions that advance the efficiency of data centres while pushing the limits of current technologies. Together with Hypertec and Submer, we can develop differentiated and integrated solutions that help our customers.”
Eliot Ahdoot, Hypertec’s Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, added, “Our work with Castrol and Submer strengthens our commitment to more sustainable and innovative technology solutions. Working closely with Submer since 2021, we’ve developed high-density and more sustainable immersion cooling solutions. This collaboration with Castrol will significantly contribute to their fluid testing and integrated energy efforts.”
In 2022, Castrol announced it will invest up to £50 million investment in its headquarters at Pangbourne.