Oppo shows off its Immersion Cooling Technology as part of the company’s sustainability efforts

Aside from that, the company has opened its first self-built data centre located in Binhaiwan Bay

Oppo’s Data Centre, AndesBrain, located in Binhaiwan Bay, China

Earth Day is long over but during that day, Oppo has presented yet another innovation which is focused on their long-term sustainability efforts. These include Immersion Cooling as well as its first self-built research centre in Binhaiwan Bay. They call this facility AndesBrain IDC. The facility was established last year and serves as the company’s centre for data security, algorithm, and computing developments. It uses renewable energy to power itself.

The Immersion Cooling Technology was developed after Oppo’s research finds that 3% of the world’s electricity consumed by data centres is generated from cooling systems and that heat dissipation has been long a challenge for this industry. According to the company, data centres use mechanical cooling devices like ACs and fans which emit copious amounts of carbon dioxide and consume more energy.

Immersion cooling technology for GPU server clusters is an innovative solution that OPPO employs to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. This technology entails submerging servers directly in a non-conductive liquid, which removes heat generated during operation without requiring active cooling from equipment like fans and air conditioners. The heated liquid circulates, cools, and returns to continue absorbing the heat. The reclaimed heat can be then repurposed in other areas, such as heating in the dormitory and hot water provision, substantially increasing energy efficiency. The adoption of immersion cooling technology leads to a 45% improvement in energy efficiency and an industry-leading data centre power usage efficiency (PUE) as low as 1.15.

Oppo is continuing to commit to a greener, less environmentally invasive company. As a leader in the technology industry serving over 60 countries globally, Oppo has developed a carbon emission platform to analyze the consumption of carbon dioxide that the company emits on a daily basis through the company’s self-built cloud services and servers.

In China, Oppo is already issuing monthly carbon emission bills caused by their cloud services to monitor carbon dioxide use and prepare for a greener intelligent engine.