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

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Wed Sep 5 09:44:57 PDT 2012


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I'm surprised more isn't done with seaside DCs in California. The 
Pacific along the CA coast is 30-40F at depths shallow as 60 feet. A 
near limitless supply of cooling, at least until the poles melt. Why 
there aren't DC's looping sea water for cheap cooling (its good enough 
for nuke reactors) escapes me.


I believe there are.
The Swiss Centre for SuperComputing uses the deep waters of Lake Lugano:

http://www.cscs.ch/newsroom/cscs/2011/lake_water_to_cool_supercomputers/index.html

http://www.cscs.ch/newsroom/cscs/2012/movetolugano/index.html

I know I'd rather work there than Iceland!



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