Cooling Environments/Cold Plate

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Welcome to the OCP Cold Plate Sub-Project.
This Project is open to the public and we welcome all those who would like to be involved.
Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information to the Project Community. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the OCP OCP Policies page. If you have any questions please contact OCP.

Project Leadership

Rack & Power Project Incubation Committee Representative

- Steve Mills (Meta)

Cooling Environments - Project Lead

- Sean Sivapalan (Nvidia), John Fernandes (Meta), Cosimo Pecchioli (BP/Castrol)

ACS Cold Plate Sub-project Lead

- Emily Clark (Dell)
- Berhanu Wondimu (Intel)


ACS Cold Plate

- ACS Cold Plate Meeting Notes
- ACS Charter
- OCP Presentation Template - please contact Michael Schill for a copy

Cold Plate Requirements Workstream

- Cold Plate Requirements Meeting Minutes
- ACS Cold Plate Requirements Revision 1
- ACS Cold Plate Cooling Loop Requirements Revision 2

Fluid Serviceability and Maintenance Workstream

- Meeting Minutes
- Guidelines for Using Propylene Glycol-Based Heat Transfer Fluids in Single-Phase Cold Plate-Based Liquid Cooled Racks
- Guidelines for Using Water-Based Transfer Fluids in Single-Phase Cold Plate-Based Liquid-Cooled Racks

Blind Mate Liquid Cooling for ORv3 (BMLC)

- Preliminary ORv3 Blind Mate Design Basics & Collaterals (October 2023)

Universal Quick Disconnect

- Universal Quick Disconnect Hand-Mate Specification
- Universal Quick Disconnect Blind-Mate Specification
- Universal Quick Disconnect Blind-Mate Methodology Whitepaper


- ACS Cold Plate Qualification Requirement
- Cold Plate Development and Qualification
- Liquid Cooling Integration and Logistics White Paper
- Hose and Manual Couplings Best Practices
- Leak Detection and Intervention
- Developing a Mobile Cart for Datacenter Fluid Servicing
- OAI Liquid Cooling Guidelines
- Rack Manifold Requirements & Qualification

Get Involved

If you would like to get more involved in the project, please sign-up on the mailing list. This is the primary method that we use to communicate project status, meeting schedules, and agendas.

- ACS Mailing List
- ACS Cold Plate Mailing List

Regular Project Calls

ACS Cold Plate

Every second Wednesday of the Month from 11am-12pm ET

Call link

- Link to ACS Cold Plate Workstream Calls

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 986-673-557

Recordings from Past Calls

ACS Kickoff Calls

- September 19th, 2018
- September 5th, 2018
- August 15th, 2018

Cold Plate Workstream

- January 12th, 2022
- December 8th, 2021
- October 13th, 2021
- August 11th, 2021
- July 14th, 2021
- June 9th, 2021
- May 12th, 2021
- April 14th, 2021
- March 10th, 2021
- February 10th, 2021
- January 13th, 2021
- December 9th, 2020
- October 14th, 2020
- September 9th, 2020
- August 12th, 2020
- July 8th, 2020
- June 10th, 2020
- April 8th, 2020
- March 11th, 2020
- February 12th, 2020
- January 8th, 2020
- December 11th, 2019
- October 9th, 2019
- August 14th, 2019
- June 12th, 2019
- May 29th, 2019
- May 15th, 2019
- April 17th, 2019
- March 20th, 2019
- March 6th, 2019
- February 6th, 2019
- January 23rd, 2019
- December 19th, 2018
- October 17th, 2018