Cooling Environments/Heat Reuse

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Welcome to the OCP Heat Reuse Sub-Project. Efficient energy usage of data centers is a key global concern and tenant of Open Compute Project (OCP).

ITE and data center design efficiency is just one factor in minimizing the carbon footprint associated with energy usage of a data center - use of renewable resources and reuse of its waste energy can have a positive impact as well. 100% of the energy used in a processor turns into heat.

Up until very recently this has been a liability and a challenge, immense quantity of heat needed to be removed employing even more energy for it. With the proper design, data center cooling systems can be converted into a heat source and a heat management opportunity that in turn converts the heat from a liability to an asset. The OCP Heat Reuse subgroup explores these challenges and opportunities. Its goal is to suggest solutions to allow easier implementations of technologies aimed at harnessing the heat and turn it into profit instead of a cost.

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

Incubation Committee Representative

- Justin Steadman (Rackspace)

Project Lead

- Bret Lehman (PCX)
- Madhusudan Iyengar (Google)

Sub-project Leads

Main Sub-project Leads email address:

- Cosimo Pecchioli (Alfa Laval)
- Jaime Comella (Cloud&Heat)


Cloud & Heat Presentation, 2021 10 05

Get Involved

- Heat Reuse Mailing List
- DCF Mailing List
- OCP DCF Website
- OCP Projects Calendar

Regular Project Calls


Recordings from Past Calls