Aligned Data Centers launches DeltaFlow~ liquid cooling tech

19 January 2024

Aligned Data Centers has announced the launch of its patent-pending DeltaFlow~ liquid cooling technology.

Created with the purpose of fulfilling the high-density compute requirements of high-performance computing (HPC) applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and supercomputers, the DeltaFlow~ not only magnifies Aligned's ExpandOnDemand capabilities, but also offers unparalleled flexibility to customers to pivot and scale their computing environments as per their unique needs. Beyond the usual demands of applications, density requirements, and cooling solutions, DeltaFlow~'s innovative design provides customers the tools to adapt with agility and swiftness.

"Providing customers the ability to scale seamlessly across rising rack densities is intrinsic to our data centre designs; we call it ExpandOnDemand,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “DeltaFlow~ is an extension of these capabilities."

The universal liquid cooling platform enables customers to leverage the latest advancements in chipset technology and utilise graphics processing units (GPUs) across myriad computing applications while simultaneously mitigating time-to-market, cost, and risk.

Elegantly amalgamating DeltaFlow~ with Delta3 cooling technologies, Aligned has effectively simplified the process for customers to switch from air-cooled to liquid-cooled systems. Transitioning to hybrid cooling systems - a combination of air and liquid within the same data hall - are also possible, making new construction of AI-dedicated data centres or complete retrofit and retooling of existing facilities unnecessary. With its commitment to sustainability and waterless designs, Aligned's standard, closed-loop system can support densities from a wide range of three to 300kW per rack and beyond.

DeltaFlow~ comes as a turnkey solution integrated within a standardised process to streamline liquid-cooled deployments. Aligned ensures its scalable, universal architecture meets customers' customisation demands and facilitates integration with current and future liquid cooling technologies, including applications such as direct-to-chip, rear-door heat exchangers, and immersion cooling. The seamless integration of DeltaFlow~ with Aligned's patented Delta3 air-cooled technology ensures no disruption in power delivery or existing data hall temperatures, making the transition from air to liquid cooling flawless even in live environments.

The company's commitment to innovation is evident as it continues to collaborate closely with leading chip and server manufacturers. This is part of Aligned's ongoing strategy to ensure its customers benefit from scalable and universal architecture that caters to both their current and future cooling requirements.