N/APosted on - 06/19/2012
I am currently using an HP compaq laptop and I always face the problem over it being overheated. As a result the laptop performance has also become worse. I recently came to know about the hot water-cooled supercomputer designed by IBM. How good is the system regarding the performance and energy consumption?
Does the new SuperMUc supercomputers actually help in less consumption of energy?
The water cooling systems in these supercomputers work by circulating water over components that heat up a lot such as the memory and processors. This results to a 40% savings in energy consumption. So instead of using air conditioning units, these supercomputers has pipes with water surrounding them. The water are then piped around and thereby removes the heat more efficiently compared to air. And then, the hot water being piped out of the supercomputer’s system is being utilized to heat the buildings during winter. Another thing is that, the water being piped into the system are not cooled by compressors. Instead, they are cooled by ambient air. This is indeed a very environmentally friendly innovation.