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

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Sep 4 21:38:51 PDT 2012


On 09/05/2012 12:28 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:

> But as long as we're talking quarrys and such, what about the scheme of
> building a big pit to fill full of ice during the winter, and melting it
> during the summer. (assuming you are in a
> less-than-wonderful-un-California-like climate where this would work.)

I bet a good business case could be made for something like this.  The 
west coast of Michigan is rich in having good wind availability and an 
excellent (and visible from space) reservoir of very cold water that 
could be used in heat exchangers to cool data centers.  Use the cool air 
during the cooler months, and the cold water during the warmer months.

Given the proximity to Chicago, I'd think it would make for a good 
business to house LOTS of servers in a naturally well air conditioned 
environment.    I can't imagine that the AC bill in Secaucus and 
elsewhere in New Jersey is very pleasant.  Could ring the Great Lakes 
with these.

A shame I don't have the capital to do this.  Bet we could sell out the 
space.  Without using oil, hydrogen/helium, or LN2.

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