SKT to develop liquid cooling solution with Iceotope and SK Enmove

Feb. 29, 2024
The collaboration will result in increased AI data center energy efficiency.

SK Telecom (SKT) announced on Feb. 27 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a liquid cooling technique in collaboration with precision liquid cooling company Iceotope Technologies and oil and lubricant provider SK Enmove. The solution aims at optimizing the energy efficiency of AI data centers.

Development of the cooling solution will use SK Enmove's thermal fluid at SKT's AI Data Center Testbed and will also include the development of an integrated coolant distribution unit (CDU) to support various liquid cooling systems.

Lee Jong-min, SKT’s vice president and head of future research and development, said in a press release, “By combining core technologies and capabilities of SKT, Iceotope, and SK Enmove, we expect to develop innovative energy efficiency solutions that can not only help us strengthen our competitiveness in AI data centers, but also put us on the right path towards sustainability.”

CEO of Iceotope, David Craig, said in the same press release, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with SKT and SK Enmove on AI data center innovation and look forward to helping them and their customers to realize energy-efficiency in their facilities with our precision liquid cooling solutions.”

Seo Sang-hyuk, SK Enmove’s vice president and head of e-fluids business, also commented, saying, “The importance of establishing a sustainable environment is increasing these days. Through this cooperation, we aim to contribute to the vitalization of the immersion cooling market and solidify our position as an energy-saving company.”

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