- Semiconductors in nanometer-scale are crucial for AI data centers but require efficient cooling systems to prevent overheating.
- Fans play a vital role in maintaining the required cooling in these centers, preventing damage to advanced chips.
- Microsoft’s Maia 100 chip, aimed at competing with Nvidia’s top products for AI, is designed to be connected to a “cold plate” kept cool by liquid circulation.
- The use of cold plates represents an interim step toward more advanced cooling methods, potentially leading to full-immersion cooling, where servers operate within tanks of specialized liquid.
- Full-immersion cooling, if adopted, offers a highly efficient alternative to traditional air-based cooling systems, ensuring optimal chip performance in data centers.