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A Closer Look At Immersion Cooling For the Data Center 213

1sockchuck writes "Want to save money on data center cooling? Tip your racks on their side, fill them with mineral oil, and submerge your servers. Austin startup Green Revoluton Cooling first profiled here) has a video demo of its immersion cooling solution, which it says can handle racks using up to 100kW of power. A photo gallery on the company web site shows some early installations."
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A Closer Look At Immersion Cooling For the Data Center

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  • False (Score:1, Insightful)

    by pubwvj ( 1045960 ) on Wednesday April 13, 2011 @06:28AM (#35805804)

    This is all based on a false premise.
    There is still heat H to be removed from the server.
    The oil speeds up the conductivity between electronics and medium
    BUT the heat still must be removed and dumped.
    This is not truly more efficient and certainly not "greener" than using air as the medium.

    This will make servicing the equipment more difficult and possibly shorten the life of the equipment as well as requiring more complex coolant systems thus making this system less efficient and "green".

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