[Beowulf] oil immersion cooled blades
prentice at ias.edu
Thu Mar 15 18:57:27 PDT 2012
On 3/14/2012 6:02 PM, Mark Hahn wrote:
>> Server blades in oil
> sounds like some brutalist take on molecular gastronomy!
>> Hardcore Computer LSS 200
> 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.
No need for water hookups. You can circulate the oil through an oil to
air heat exchanger. That's what those green cooing guys at the SC
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