05 Sep '12, 12pm

Oil bath, anyone? Intel servers take a dip: Unlikely cooling agent a result of company's experimentation.

Oil bath, anyone? Intel servers take a dip: Unlikely cooling agent a result of company's experimentation.

In Eastern cultures, taking an oil bath is part of a weekly ritual which is supposed to relax, restore and cool down the body. But what about applying the same concept to data centers? Could it be cooled using mineral oil? That's literally what Intel has done at its Rio Rancho facility in New Mexico -- dunked them in oil and kept them there. After engaging in some experimentation, the company is recommending it as a viable option for to use for data center cooling, as energy bills can comprise a big portion of overheads. It says the mineral oil's cooling effect improves energy efficiency and reduces energy costs. According to Intel, the practice also helps improve server performance, which enables them to run faster. The chip maker's Rio Rancho data center hosts large supercomputers for the state of New Mexico. As the center had the space and experienced personnel necessar...

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