Heat pipes?

Patrick Lesher pl25 at ibb.gatech.edu
Mon Jun 4 21:08:02 EDT 2001

I've always been fond of the way Cray's did it.
Take the entire rack and submerge it in florinert (SP).
Then you could have some cool lights blinking and
make a show of it.  It bubbles when it heats up too.
If you've ever seen the stuff it is pretty neat.  One
minute you are soaked, about 2 later your are perfectly dry.
Royal pain to seal though since you can't find the drips.

Too bad you can't buy the stuff anymore, or atleast no one
can tell me where.  Something about a little problem
with nerve gas or something.

I've also thought of running our chilled water lines through
a rack mounted radiator with fans.


On Mon, 4 Jun 2001 alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com wrote:

> hi ya
> am thinking of solving cpu heat problems too...
> for p4 and amd in 1Us..
> 	- add copper to the base of the aluminum heatsink ...
> 	- get a liquid cooled heatsink - copper pipes with antifreeze
> 	( like a radiator ) --  seems like a fun project
> - heat pipes are expensive ?? ..as is peltier cooling
> c ya
> alvin
> http://www.Linux-1U.net
> On Mon, 21 May 2001, Donald B. Kinghorn wrote:
> > Has anyone looked into using heat pipes for cpu cooling ... surely
> > someone has done this(?)
> > 

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