2023-04-03 Product news

Alfa Laval joins Open Compute Project to accelerate sustainable data centers

Alfa Laval has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) to show its commitment to supporting energy efficiency and accelerating sustainability in data centers. This platinum membership will make it possible to participate at the highest level, providing innovative heat transfer expertise to the entire community.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on computing infrastructure. Alfa Laval is now one of about 250 companies, and over 1000 engineers from across the globe, to contribute with extensive expertise in the data center industry. OCP was initiated by Facebook in 2011 to design and deliver the most efficient server, storage, and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. The overarching goal was to reduce the environmental impact of data centers. Since then, OCP has used open-source contributions for networking to innovate server, storage, and Open Rack solutions.

We are delighted to become a platinum member of the OCP community. It is a great opportunity to share our heat transfer expertise with the world. We look forward to collaborating with OCP, and its members, to drive the development and adoption of energy efficient cooling and heat reuse, to accelerate sustainability and energy security in the growing data center industry,says Anna Blomborg, Industry Manager Data centers, Alfa Laval.
The Open Compute Project Foundation is very pleased to welcome Alfa Laval as a Platinum member and to its community, which is providing leadership in the transition from air-cooled to liquid-cooled data centers, including heat reuse. Data center sustainability has become an imperative and for that reason, the OCP has adopted sustainability as a 5th tenet, and requires all OCP Project work products to strive to be as ecologically safe as possible. We appreciate Alfa Laval’s efforts to date in shaping the innovations around heat reuse that are being developed within the OCP Cooling Environments Project and Community," says George Tchaparian, CEO at the Open Compute Project Foundation.

For further information, please contact: 

Anna Blomborg
Industry Manager Data centers, Alfa Laval
Tel: +46 709 366 950
E-mail: anna.blomborg@alfalaval.com

Tomas Bäckefjord
Vice President Marketing & Communications, Energy Division, Alfa Laval

Mobile: +46 725 554 458
E-mail: mailto:tomas.backefjord@alfalaval.com

Editor’s notes

This is Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling. They are active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day.

Alfa Laval has 20,300 employees. Annual sales in 2022 were SEK 52.1 billion (approx. EUR 4.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.


This is OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) was initiated by Facebook in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center’s networking equipment, general purpose and GPU servers, storage devices and appliances, and scalable rack designs. OCP’s collaboration model is being applied beyond the data center, helping to advance the telecom industry & EDGE infrastructure.



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