[Beowulf] materials for air shroud?

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Sep 1 06:47:14 PDT 2011

On 9/1/11 1:27 AM, "Hearns, John" <john.hearns at mclaren.com> wrote:

>> Plastic tape covering the aluminum.. 20 mil "pipe wrap" is useful
>> stuff.  3M VHB double stick foam tape to hold it in place.
>> But, enough of this feeble lash-up idea:  I think the real solution is
>> to have a second cluster doing a complete finite element model of the
>> instantaneous temperature distribution within the processor in
>> question, 
>You called?
>John Hearns | CFD Hardware Specialist | McLaren Racing Limited
>McLaren Technology Centre, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4YH, UK
>> driving a set of actuators to form a dynamically optimized
>> shroud.  
>Sadly, moveable aerodynamic surfaces, with the exception of the DRS, are
>forbidden by FIA regulations.

Oh ho.. You are more bold than I, so we have real-time adaptive cooling
shrouds on a cluster, modeled by a cluster, implemented by a cluster
installed on a F1 car using the first cluster to optimize performance.
Movable aerodynamic surfaces or forbidden, even if they're just inside a
component? (yeah, I can see that.. Sure, it's just a cooling fan for the
onboard electronics.. All we happened to have is a 1000 HP blower) (I
suppose one could use a high rate data link, but where's the thrill in
that.. Clusters everywhere..)


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