Press release

Thermal Engineers at Facebook, HP Enterprise and More Share Their Top Thermal Design Priorities for 2019

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New research from Future Facilities — maker of the 6SigmaET thermal
simulation software — has revealed the top design priorities of leading
thermal engineers in the IT equipment industry in 2019.

Conducted as a digital
roundtable event
, the research brings together thermal designers,
engineers and experts from leading brands including, Facebook, HP
Enterprise, QuantaCool, Engineered Fluids, CommScope, Vertiv, 6SigmaET
and Binghamton University.

According to these industry experts, the key trends shaping IT
electronics in 2019 centre around artificial intelligence, the internet
of things, 5G and edge computing. These trends are driving a number of
new thermal design priorities with the most commonly identified

  • The need for hybrid cooling to cope with new IoT environments
  • Remote monitoring of cooling systems in edge computing devices
  • More accurate monitoring and simulation of energy use in data centres
  • Thermal cooling solutions for 5G base stations and new AI hardware
  • Tools that can accurately simulate these new technologies and

Commenting on these findings, Chris Aldham, Development Manager at
Future Facilities said, “Recent advancements in technology over the past
few years have resulted in unprecedented changes in the way engineers
view their designs. The introduction of AI, 5G, edge computing and the
internet of things all have major implications for how — and where —
electronics need to operate, and that in turn means a whole host of new
considerations from a thermal perspective.

“By continuing to lead the industry through our research and ongoing
discussions with engineers, we are able to continuously improve our
thermal simulation products, helping designers stay ahead of these new
processes and evolving design requirements.”

Following the roundtable, Future Facilities has releasing the key
findings as an e-book that engineers can use to compare, enhance and
streamline their own design processes. To download a copy of Future
Facilities’ Thermal Focus report, head to


About Future Facilities

Founded in 2004, Future Facilities Ltd. is a global company that
provides thermal simulation software and consultancy for the electronics
and data center industries.

Driven by a team of the world’s leading thermal simulation engineers and
scientists, Future Facilities launched their tool for the electronics
design market, 6SigmaET, in 2009. Both simple to use and exceptionally
powerful, 6SigmaET has been developed as the gold standard of thermal
simulation tools.

Future Facilities has offices in London, San Jose, New York, San Diego
and Tokyo, as well as a global network of resellers.