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Immersion vs. Non-Immersion Cooling for Bitcoin Mining
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Compare single phase immersion cooling and fan powered cooling for bitcoin mining to determine the most efficient and cost effective mining solution that will fit in a 40-foot shipping container, including set-up costs.
Immersion Cooling Requirements
Switching to immersion cooling for bitcoin miners requires additional
that can make start-up costs higher than when using a fan-based system.
To use immersion cooling, individuals
immersion tanks, liquid coolant that is safe for the equipment, pumps and piping to circulate the coolant and a heat rejection system, such as dry coolers, to cool the heated coolant.
Individuals can also purchase
immersion cooling systems rather than assembling each component individually.
The Universal ILC Crypto Mining Enclosure from DCX using single-phase immersion cooling with their proprietary fluid can decrease electricity costs by up to
by up to
Universal ILC Crypto Mining Enclosure
supports all mining hardware and is delivered
and ready to use.
This solution is also
, eliminating noise pollution that can be problematic with fan-based cooling systems.
for the system is available upon request from the company.
Other immersion cooling systems available from DCX include the
Immersion Mobile Crypto Mining Unit
ASIC Module for Crypto Miners
from GRC Cooling comes in a 20- or 40-foot shipping container.
takes 12 to 16 weeks after receipt of purchase order to ship and another 7 to 10 days to install one unit.
the mining hardware, prepare the installation site, including laying a concrete slab, and get the required permits.
is a smaller unit that can cut cooling energy by up to
, reduce energy used by servers by 10 to
and decrease up-front costs by up to
for these products are available upon request and are not listed on the website.
GRC offers a
that lets you input information such as your local energy rates and number of servers to estimate your total savings.
immersion cooling systems provide the bitcoin miners.
Miners vary in cost. The
from Canaan costs between $1,032 and $1,978.
Energy usage for these units also varies. For example, the
has a power consumption rate of 3196W. The
has a power consumption of 3120W.