It’s that time. Before we welcome a brand new year, here are 2010’s most popular posts according to you! 1. Stats of the Day: BP Oil Spill Google Results Back in June, I ran a little experiment. In terms of Google search results, how did BP’s recent oil spill compare against the previous top environmental […]
Dawn of the liquid-cooled, overclocked data centers?
Overclocking processors is a common enough tweak for computer enthusiasts. Not so much in the data center, though. Why? First, no sysadmin will risk a server’s stability or voiding the warranty on an expensive piece of hardware. Also, why put added strain on a facility’s cooling systems? Enter liquid cooling. Submerging computer hardware into inert […]
IBM Supercomputer's Liquid Cooling Tech to Keep School Toasty
Aquasar, IBM’s super computer for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich will have liquid-cooled chips to efficiently remove the heat they generate. The micro-channel cooler technology is nice, but the real kicker is that the heat will…