[Beowulf] oil immersion cooled blades

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Mar 14 15:02:57 PDT 2012


> Server blades in oil

sounds like some brutalist take on molecular gastronomy!

> Hardcore Computer LSS 200

http://www.hardcorecomputer.com/Resources/assets/Documents/LSS-specs.pdf

seems kind of uninspiring, in hardware specs.  1366 socket, not 2011,
optional fast network, gpu, etc, builtin ipmi.  8x in 5U, so not really
a density play.

I guess I'm a bit skeptical about the utility of this approach - 
would be nice if they had some technical literature.  something about 
thermal resistance.  define how the oil bath dumps the heat (water 
hookups in the back?)  comparison to modern heatpipe-based solutions, etc.


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