[Beowulf] Innovative liquid cooling

Lechner, David A. dlechner at mitre.org
Thu Mar 7 12:26:05 PST 2013


34 emails in this thread and growing...
Proof that Engineers and Physicists do have a sense of humor.... !
and occasionally a bit of free time ....

Dave Lechner
The MITRE Corp.


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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Lux, Jim (337C)
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:20 PM
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Innovative liquid cooling

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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Joe Landman
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 8:56 AM
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Innovative liquid cooling

On 03/06/2013 11:48 AM, Hearns, John wrote:
>> Cool-Whip is sold in a tub and is a foamed hydrogenated coconut and palm oil with corn syrup and some foam stabilizers like casein, xanthan gum and guar gum.
>> It can be frozen and thawed (unlike real cream).  Apparently, they 
>> started adding a small amount of skim milk to it in 2010.  (From a 
>> Kosher standpoint, CoolWhip was always >considered dairy because of 
>> the sodium caseinate, which is made from milk)
> The equivalent in the UK is Angel Delight. I was brought up on it.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Delight
>
> The Wikipedia page has no figure for its thermal conductivity.
> However it is available in several rather nice flavours, each appropriate for different sizes of cluster.

Why not beer as a coolant?  I can see it now

"My cluster is cooled by Guinness"

"Oh yeah?  Mine is cooled by London Pride!"

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Considering the stories about "Lucas Refrigeration" and "cellar temperature" beer, I'm thinking you might want a frosty cold light pilsener.    Or perhaps Bass could seek another royal warrant.. "by appointment to her/his majesty provider of supercomputer coolant"  (see, I actually *read* my beer bottles, although I'm not sure Bass still has a warrant in these InBev days)
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