Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Our Diesel Punk Present II

Overheating servers? Give them an oil bath, says Intel

By Robert McMillan
03 September 12

You want to know a fast way to cool down a computer? Dunk it in a big tank
of mineral oil.

That's a technique that Intel has been testing out over the past year,
running servers in little oil-filled boxes built by an Austin, Texas,
company called Green Revolution Cooling. As Gigaom reported on Friday, it
turns out that once you take out the PC's fans and seal up the hard drives,
oil-cooling a server works out pretty well...


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