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(Government Technology)   Europeans use hot water to cool their supercomputers, probably because they hate America and Jesus   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Sandia National Laboratories, Europeans, hot water, supercomputers, computer cases, water cooling, thermoelectric cooling  
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2012-07-13 03:25:21 PM  
probably because of their antipathy for refrigerating liquids.
2012-07-13 03:42:31 PM  
It would be pretty cool to see the Sandia Cooler throw a bearing and catastrophically fail.

FTA: The "Sandia Cooler," developed by the Sandia National Labs. Sandia says its new cooler design combines the functionality of cooling fins with a centrifugal impeller. Spinning at 2,000 RPM just a thousandth of an inch from the CPU, the device is much more effective at eliminating heat and doesn't clog with dust.
2012-07-13 03:57:30 PM  
Hot water? I use raid because it keeps the system debugged as well.
2012-07-13 04:14:01 PM  
I guess they haven't heard about phase change cpu cooling. Hell I have gotten my cpu down to -40c, and to -20c during heavy loads. I needed to add heating near the cpu to prevent condensation. Learned that the hard way on the test system.
2012-07-13 04:41:35 PM  
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They should try chilling their hot computers with a cool island song.

/Free Hat
//Netflix South Park binge
2012-07-13 09:51:57 PM  
IBM rocks! Kicks ass everywhere!

(This may be a biased opinion since I am an IBMer.)
2012-07-13 10:23:05 PM  
Water cooled electronics??? I believe that was a new idea in the 1940's, though cooling electrical equipment with water predates that by a few decades.
2012-07-13 11:04:56 PM  
Typical IBM working with the Germans again. 3 petaFLOPS... that'll get things sorted right quick.
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