liquid nitrogen cooling a possibility?

Frank Joerdens frank at joerdens.de
Tue Jun 12 11:16:50 EDT 2001


On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 10:41:52AM -0400, Velocet wrote:
[ . . . ]
> For the money it may well be cheaper to just buy more nodes, wouldn't you
> think? Run them at a slightly slower than dangerous speed and you've got more
> computing power - you can place these extra nodes in the floor space otherwise
> occupied by the chiller for your complex LN system. :)

Most likely, yes. I was just curious and had only been able to find
rather wacky experiments on various overclocker's pages. David's info:

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In St Paul MN in the late 80s? was ETA that went bankrupt and Cray
absorbed the employees.
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is intriguing though, in that there appears to have been at least one
serious attempt. Anyone got more info on this?

Thanks all,
Frank

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