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

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Sep 5 11:30:57 PDT 2012


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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Servers Too Hot? Intel Recommends a Luxurious Oil Bath

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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. If you combined the GreenRevolution approach with looping sea water to exchange the heat you would get pretty close to a PUE of 1. Especially if servers and their components were redesigned for submerged operation as the original article mentioned.



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