Intel has unveiled plans to invest more than $700 million in a 20,000sq-m, R&D mega lab focused on innovative data centre technologies. It also introduced the technology industry’s first open intellectual property (open IP) immersion liquid cooling solution and reference design. Construction on the lab will begin this year at the Jones Farm campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, with opening expected in late 2023.
The initial design proof of concept initiated in Taiwan, aiming to simplify and accelerate the implementation of immersion liquid cooling solutions throughout the ecosystem globally for Intel.
Sandra L. Rivera, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and AI Group said, “Intel’s dedication to its global partnerships is evident with these announcements today. The future of the data centre and data centre design is based on innovative and sustainable technologies and practices, and I’m proud of the work we’re doing every day to help make a sustainable future a reality.”
Construction on the lab will begin this year at the Jones Farm campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, with opening expected in late 2023. Additionally, the lab will qualify, test and enable Intel’s portfolio of data centre products including Intel Xeon, Intel Optane, network interfaces and switch gear, Intel Agilex FPGAs, Xe architecture, Habana accelerators and future products under development.