[Beowulf] Servers Too Hot? Intel Recommends a Luxurious Oil Bath

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Sep 3 17:04:43 PDT 2012


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On 03/09/12 23:15, Douglas Eadline wrote:

> There was a previous discussion here. Curious to see Intel's 
> interest in this tech. I assumed it is mostly used for edge cases.

It's going to cost a heap to cool an Exascale system, perhaps then the
overhead of making bespoke racks for these things will make some sense.

But even then it'll take a lot of clever engineering to avoid the
issues that Jim mentioned; the capillary action of oil through
insulated wires hadn't occurred to me - that could be very messy!

cheers,
Chris
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