News Intel Is Cooling Entire Servers By Submerging Them in Oil

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  1. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    Air cooled computers are for wimps. But while the idea of keeping temperatures in check using water might be a step in the right direction, Intel is doing something even more radical: it's dunking entire servers—the whole lot—into oil to keep them chill.
    Don't panic, though: they're using mineral oil, which doesn't conduct electricity. It's a pretty wacky idea, but it seems to be working. After a year of testing with Green Revolution Cooling, Intel has observed some of the best efficiency ratings it's ever seen. Probably most impressive is that immersion in the oil doesn't seem to affect hardware reliability.
    All up, it's extremely promising: completely immersing components in liquid means you can pack components in more tightly as the cooling is so much more efficient. For now, though, it's probably best to avoid filling your computer case with liquid of any kind
     
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    Fireblade Trance@ddict

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    I can see the local kirana store walla smiling away.. "20lts Saffola bhejna bhaiiya.. computer ko tel mel karna hai"

    & in a parallel galaxy.. Soon Thermaltake will come out with gawdy over the top "Immersion Rig Chassis"
     
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    Its MINERAL OIL my friend


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  4. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    old news !
     
  5. TheMightyS

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    Dude .. Open a news channel. Or a live broadcast channel on youtube.. Or ban me.. But please not those two HORRID WORDS.. Trust me.. They are a pain in the arse


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    Obviously my humor was lost ?? :p
     
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    Lol.. This would be something.. wonder what happens if you have a leak?

    How about putting the entire rig in a refrigerator and sealing it shut to prevent any water buildup?? :D
     
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    I am wondering what will happen in case of fire.. Considering its class 3b combustible


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  9. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Oil cooling is pretty old, Infact in my previous college atleast a decade back some people were trying oil cooling with AMD processor
    in early 2000s these monster AMD processors were hot as ?#@*&%!^$~ .
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    i was planning to do this with my old hardware long time back but never got around doing it!!!!
     
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    ^^ wont really need it unless you running a HTPC with 4 big a$$ cards, dual processors that are hex core or something.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Pretty much everything is well running over the top performance and heating is not all that bad until unless you want to do it just for the sake of it.
     
  14. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    its just for novelty !
     
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