Liquid cooling?

Velocet math at velocet.ca
Wed Apr 24 17:59:16 EDT 2002


On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 01:49:03PM -0400, Robert G. Brown's all...
> On 24 Apr 2002, John Hearns wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2002-04-24 at 15:10, Worsham, Michael A. wrote:
> > > Has anyone attempting to create a beowulf cluster using extreme methods of
> > > cooling, such as the liquid cooling?
> > > 
> > > Example sites: http://www.koolance.com/, http://www.senfu.com.tw/, &
> > > http://www.overclockershideout.com/
> > > 
> > 
> > Well, I think Robert Brown has FINALLY been beaten here.
> > You're not going to install Freon tanks, complete with plastic
> > fish are you Bob? 
> > I just have this bizarre vision of Bob in an aqualung visiting
> > a Freon-flooded machine room...
> 
> Oh no, this has all been discussed before on the list before (many
> times, actually -- look back at the archives with google to find some of
> them) and MY favorite solution is to build a really large computer room
> in, say, Antarctica and just put fans in the windows.
> 
> Liquid solutions (no pun intended:-) tend to be expensive, messy,
> environmentally nasty (if you don't use water), risky (water and
> electricity don't mix well) and, as you note, servicing the machines in
> a full immersion rack can be, well, "involved".

Wasnt someone suggesting putting a huge machine room in alaska for this
reason? Right near 'pacific rim fabric' and right near some huge
power plants in alaska or what not?

Environmental damage notwithstanding.

Anyone ever sell the heat generated from the clusters to someone else? :)

/kc

> 
> ;-)
> 
>    rgb
> 
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