[Beowulf] 96 cores in silent and small enclosure

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Thu Apr 8 15:48:10 EDT 2010

Casey DuBois wrote:
> Hi All,
> These guys are using dielectric fluid coolant (GreenDEF™ coolant).
> www.grcooling.com
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q0sTFX1DFM

Those guys were at SC09. There is one reason above all else why oil
cooling like this will never work it's just too messy. If you touched
anything at that booth, you were almost guaranteed to get oil on your
hands. There were plenty of paper towels being handed out at that booth.

And imagine taking a system out of the oil to replace components. Can
you imagine trying to replace a slippery hard drive or CPU? Think of all
those little damn screws that you always drop into the case when trying
to reattach something. Now add some oily slipperyness.

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