[Beowulf] 96 cores in silent and small enclosure

Gerald Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Apr 7 13:52:01 EDT 2010


Hearns, John wrote:
> sry for another post but i just got an idea. im not sure if you have
> seen that you tube video of a guy who put his whole setup in a fish tank
> and was using cooking oil i believe to cool everything. would be
> interesting to see the 2nd cluster put into a big enough tank and cooled
> with oil.
> 
> These systems look to have rotating platter hard drives in them.
> substitute for solid state drives and you probably have a better chance
> of liquid cooling.
> 
> I'd guess having vats of cooking oil in an office environment is a no-no
> - what oil do radio hams etc. use for cooling dummy loads for high power
> RF work?

I remember when I could get a bucket of transformer oil from the light 
company, but that was laced with PCB, and is no longer available, 
responsible or legal.  Now, mineral oil. Clean, uncontaminated, mineral 
oil. Filtered mineral oil.

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