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EK Water Blocks Releases EK-Annihilator Pro Series CPU Blocks with Side and Top Fittings

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EK Water Blocks, the leading premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing revised server grade EK-Annihilator PRO water blocks that are specifically developed for LGA 3647 (Socket P) Intel processors. The two variants of the water blocks cover Square and Narrow ILM socket mountings by choice. The core of the new CPU water block was further refined to manage the growing heat dissipation of new processors and to further upgrade connectivity options for server rack requirements. The new server/workstation-grade CPU block is 1U chassis type compatible for use with server racks.

With Intel releasing the new generation of Xeon W mainstream workstation processors for socket LGA3647 motherboards, came the need for a water block that is even further optimized for performance. The goal in the engineering of the new EK-Annihilator PRO water block was to provide an efficient cooling solution for the Intel Xeon W family of processors. Top priority was also to make the new CPU block server ready with multiple connectivity options even for the slimmest 1U racks. The EK-Annihilator PRO water block features a total of 9 ports, which allow for versatile connectivity options. Three ports located on the top are standard G1/4" threaded and are intended for workstations and taller server racks, while the 6 side ports, for low profile usage, are G1/8" threaded.



This enterprise cooling solution is built for performance, reliability, serviceability and no compromises in mind. The EK-Annihilator PRO water block meets these demands with top thermal performance, and unparalleled connectivity making it the perfect choice for liquid cooling high-density computing systems.

EK-Annihilator PRO water block features a precisely machined copper base ('cold plate') which is made from purest copper available on the market and is treated with nickel electroplating. The top is made from CNC machined from thick and sturdy black POM Acetal and the CPU square ILM and narrow ILM hold-down brackets are made of laser cut stainless steel.

Availability and pricing
The EK-Annihilator PRO water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe and available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.

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I'm not sure who this waterblock is for.
How big is the market for custom-built rack PCs/servers?
 
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I'm not sure who this waterblock is for.
How big is the market for custom-built rack PCs/servers?
Well it's not that simple... I mean sure watercooled servers are a bit odd when you think of it that way but it's actually pretty common in big big datacenters... Asetek sells a purpose built centralized cooler for servers actually if I remember correctly...
This product on the other hand is specifically made for people who use like a couple of 8180s as like ingest or number crunching factory let's say... those chips are powerful... and power hungry 56 threads is a good amount of heat :)
Mostly though I think this is made for that 1 percenter that managed to get their hands on a W-3175 and are now able to overclock the crap out of it... 1kw... I just throw that number in your face... this chip uses power like I use cola... :toast:
 
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Well it's not that simple... I mean sure watercooled servers are a bit odd when you think of it that way but it's actually pretty common in big big datacenters... Asetek sells a purpose built centralized cooler for servers actually if I remember correctly...
Actually I'm no stranger to big data systems and you're right - watercooling is getting quite popular (and it's dominating in supercomputers).
But this enterprise market is already dominated by companies with more experience and better know-how - like Asetek and CoolIT.
Also, I don't think EK actually designs high-end watercooling systems. They simply make parts.
Companies mentioned above provide full solutions and consulting (they make parts, they design systems and provide after-sale support as well).
Mostly though I think this is made for that 1 percenter that managed to get their hands on a W-3175 and are now able to overclock the crap out of it... 1kw... I just throw that number in your face... this chip uses power like I use cola... :toast:
This I can agree with. They surely needed a waterblock for LGA3647 workstations as they may become a thing really soon, but 1U compatibility seems unnecessary (and affects the design).
 
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Actually I'm no stranger to big data systems and you're right - watercooling is getting quite popular (and it's dominating in supercomputers).
But this enterprise market is already dominated by companies with more experience and better know-how - like Asetek and CoolIT.
Also, I don't think EK actually designs high-end watercooling systems. They simply make parts.
Companies mentioned above provide full solutions and consulting (they make parts, they design systems and provide after-sale support as well).

This I can agree with. They surely needed a waterblock for LGA3647 workstations as they may become a thing really soon, but 1U compatibility seems unnecessary (and affects the design).
Of course no, EK doesn't sell full PRO kits let's say, they are way off from the giants that you proposed :) My thing is that EK in general has a very niche market to attend let's say...

Anyway assume for one that I wanna make in my small architects office or a small design firm or a small video production company a vCenter system with three hosts and a SAN for central storage and I wanna keep everything compact so 1U hosts like HP's dl360 g10...

I could set them up with a central chiller and have all 6 cpus be cooled like that so that I have less noise due to small 40mm fan being left idle and stuff...

Mostly anyway I assume they are just pointing to W-3175 market... so yeah in a sense 1U compatibility is really not that big... Assuming not many people are gonna attempt a world record OC in a 1U chassis... though that would be pretty boss! XD

Also there are other solutions for datacenters... one that I saw in a youtube video had chilled water going through the rack door which had big fans in it so that the hosts where sucking in cold air from there :)
 
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Of course no, EK doesn't sell full PRO kits let's say, they are way off from the giants that you proposed :) My thing is that EK in general has a very niche market to attend let's say...
Yeah... I really don't know how big this niche is. How many PCs with custom watercooling are there? 10^4? 10^5?
And of course it'll be way more popular for high-end enthusiast CPUs. Possibly almost all W-3175X will be cooled this way. Soon we should see more LGA3647 enthusiast/workstation CPUs. So it's an attractive market for EK.
But 1U compatibility? Why?
Just the fact that EK releases an LGA3647 block now, despite the socket being used by Xeons since 2016, tells you a lot about custom water popularity in servers...
Anyway assume for one that I wanna make in my small architects office or a small design firm or a small video production company a vCenter system with three hosts and a SAN for central storage and I wanna keep everything compact so 1U hosts like HP's dl360 g10...
Well, here's the thing. If you're a small architecture company, will you employ an IT specialist? More importantly: an IT specialist who can build and service a watercooling solution?
It does seem extremely unlikely.
On the other hand, large companies are also outsourcing a lot of IT and either moving to cloud or buying servers with external support.
I could set them up with a central chiller and have all 6 cpus be cooled like that so that I have less noise due to small 40mm fan being left idle and stuff...
Well exactly. You could and I bet you'd be willing too. But that's a very subjective point of view.
It's a bit like overclocking. People on forums like this one assume that everyone overclocks CPUs, so they sometimes struggle to understand choices of enterprise PC administrators (or non-IT freelancers).
 
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Yeah... I really don't know how big this niche is. How many PCs with custom watercooling are there? 10^4? 10^5?
And of course it'll be way more popular for high-end enthusiast CPUs. Possibly almost all W-3175X will be cooled this way. Soon we should see more LGA3647 enthusiast/workstation CPUs. So it's an attractive market for EK.
But 1U compatibility? Why?
Just the fact that EK releases an LGA3647 block now, despite the socket being used by Xeons since 2016, tells you a lot about custom water popularity in servers...

Well, here's the thing. If you're a small architecture company, will you employ an IT specialist? More importantly: an IT specialist who can build and service a watercooling solution?
It does seem extremely unlikely.
On the other hand, large companies are also outsourcing a lot of IT and either moving to cloud or buying servers with external support.

Well exactly. You could and I bet you'd be willing too. But that's a very subjective point of view.
It's a bit like overclocking. People on forums like this one assume that everyone overclocks CPUs, so they sometimes struggle to understand choices of enterprise PC administrators (or non-IT freelancers).
I like how you think sir! :)
Also that never happened to me that somebody answered me with 10^4 and 10^5 to indicate a quantity XD
What do you do for a living I'm generally curious now :D
I'm an automation engineer ;)
 
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