He ain't heavy, he's my server. Iceotope's full immersion cabinents are hitting the market

Subject: General Tech | November 19, 2014 - 12:27 PM |
Tagged: Novec, mineral oil, liquid cooling, Iceotope, 3M, PetaGen

It has been over a year since we last heard from Iceotope and their total immersion cooling system for servers but they have finally hit the market with the PetaGen liquid cooling system.  Using 3M's inert liquid which is branded Novec and after working with Intel to ensure the system can handle high end processors they are ready to launch a series of cabinets and products to sell to data centers, or at least ones with heavily reinforced flooring.  The weight could be a drawback for their sales people, not only are false floors going to be unfeasible there is a good chance the density of a totally immersed server will require serious support to resist the lure of gravity.  The investment could be worth it, their original claims seem to have been accurate and their system can reduce the cost of cooling your servers from about 50% of your operating cost down to 2%.  More attractive for some is that the waste heat is dumped into water which can heat to around 45C, enough to be recycled for building heating and other purposes to further lower a businesses operating costs.  Drop by The Inquirer for a bit of the history and more information on the company that is making mineral oil obsolete.

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"BRITISH SERVER COOLING FIRM Iceotope has developed a cooling system in partnership with Intel designed for high performance computing and supercomputing."

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Source: The Inquirer

November 19, 2014 | 12:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want one! My 900D is way to small anyway!

November 20, 2014 | 12:25 PM - Posted by Shane (not verified)

Did anyone else the tiny adjustable feet at the bottom of this thing? Given all the talk of how much this thing weighs, I would expect a more distributed leveling mechanism.

November 24, 2014 | 04:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

normally you drill into the floor and bolt them down.

November 25, 2014 | 02:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The production unit has 8 feet and a levelling base.

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