Under proper working conditions, only 70-75% of the server's heat dissipation is processed from its source, which means the data center air conditioning system needs to handle at least 25%-30% of the heat. The traditional server refrigeration system utilizes air cooling and water cooling. And the former has a slow heat dissipation rate and low efficiency; while the latter has safety hazards in the water-cooled refrigeration system. Our company is developing a direct cooling system to provide rapid and efficient direct cooling of the server.
The direct cooling system greatly increases the heat dissipation of the server, and the heat dissipation speed is greatly improved, which increases the server speed by about 40%. This is a breakthrough in the server industry.
The data shows that the market scale of server industry has gradually increased in 2013 to 2016, but the growth rate is relatively mild. In 2013, the industry market size was 53.1 billion US dollars, and in 2016 it was 54.7 billion US dollars, the compound growth rate was less than 1%. In 2017, the server market reached 66.9 billion US dollars, and it is expected to exceed the 120 billion US dollar mark by 2020. It is estimated that the server refrigeration market docked with the server industry is 60 billion US dollars.
Because of the different computing power requirements of new technologies such as cloud computing and Internet of Things, it has also forced the server industry to change its product technology and operating model. For example, in order to meet the requirements of a large amount of computing, various AI chips, as a core component of the server, have been introduced on the market, and they can operate more efficiently under low temperature conditions.
With the rapid growth of the market, the number of server varieties has exploded, and technological changes have accelerated. The life cycle of China's server industry is at a high-speed development stage.