Water Cooled Computer, with Pics

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Originally posted by simple_gifts: Wow, serious copper in that project. Water cooling was a feature in high end DEC machines of the 1980s so the concept isn't that wacked!
Actually, I don't believe we ever sold the liquid cooled, just a research/developement project. The larger VAXs, 8600/8800/9000, all were air-cooled if I remember correctly. And the VAX 6XXX effectively killed their life-span with a single,multi-pipe cpu chip and multi-processor capability. It was also air-cooled. The 64 bit Alphas all were air-cooled also.
 

Al

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Originally posted by simple_gifts: Apparently about as much time as someone who can post 8422 times about motor oil [Big Grin]
Can't argue with you there. [Smile]
 
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Nice project. Just seal the case, and use 3M Fluorinert. I worked at Cray Research for 4 years. They used Fluorinert for cooling their Supercomputers. In one application, all the modules were completely submerged. In others, the 'nert would run through the cold plate of the modules. Back in the early 90s, it was around $200/gal. It evaporates very quickly if left exposed.
 
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The E3 AWACS has some kind of computer cooling going on as well. Anyways, liquid cooled computer decks are out there. Personally, I want one not out of need but from the cool factor, reminds me of a car.
 
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