[Beowulf] Innovative liquid cooling

Ellis H. Wilson III ellis at cse.psu.edu
Thu Mar 7 13:36:26 PST 2013


On 03/07/2013 03:54 PM, Peter St. John wrote:
> Use mead as coolant. The output would be mulled mead.

Yea, on a similar note, I had thought about the potential to somehow use 
it to distill gin.  Problem is gin is generally distilled at around 180F 
I think, which would be a pretty obscene temperature to allow your CPUs 
to get to in a server room, but this is just for pot stills.  I suppose 
if you had a vacuum going you could distill at a much lower temperature, 
and a nice side effect would be not cooking the heck out of your 
ingredients.

Doing some work on my "Related Works" section, I find RGB's proof holds 
up as it looks like there's a gin out there called "Sacred Gin" that is 
distilled at just these temperatures (100 to 130F).  Ironically, it 
appears the creator of this gin used to be a Wall Street arbitrage 
trader, which is limited to those with uber-fast machines now-adays.

I wonder...

ellis


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