Scott McNealy to Advise Hardcore Computer

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Hardcore Computer, makers of liquid-cooled server blades, today announced that Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy is serving as an executive advisor to the company.

Our industry has experienced the network becoming the computer. Now we are transitioning to Cloud in a Container – closet, basement, or trailer,” said Scott McNealy. “Hardcore Computer and their Liquid Blade do this by simplifying the ‘data center.’”

Hardcore uses what it call a “patented total liquid submersion cooling technology” in its Liquid Blade designs. Liquid is much more efficient at removing heat than forced air, and the company claims it keeps components cooler and provides greater reliability and sustained optimal performance.

The use of dielectric fluid to cool computers is not a new idea in the HPC world. In fact, the CRAY-2, CRAY-3, and CRAY T90 systems were immersed in 3M’s Fluorinert, which had a nasty habit of producing toxic gas when exposed to short circuits.

A tip of the hat goes to Data Center Knowledge for pointing us to this story.


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