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IBM Goes Watercooled with NextGen Energy-Efficient Supercomputer

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IBM today introduced a new supercomputer powered by one of the world’s fastest microprocessors and cooled by an innovative water system. The new Power 575 supercomputer, equipped with IBM’s latest POWER6 microprocessor, uses water-chilled copper plates located above each microprocessor to remove heat from the electronics. Requiring 80 percent fewer air conditioning units, the water-cooled Power 575 can reduce typical energy consumption used to cool the data center by 40 percent. IBM scientists estimate that water can be up to 4,000-times more effective in cooling computer systems than air.

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I'll take 3.
 

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Hmmm... an interesting take. I'd like to see more of the concept images.
 

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Why is this news?:confused: IBM has been using water cooled technology as far back as the 70's if not more. I remember when I worked in a data center back in the mid 80's IBM water cooled their 3270 Mainframes with copper pipes on the CPU.
 

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Maybe because the watercooling is 'innovative' considering the new technology? Old news or not, I find it interesting.
 
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A new kind of water-cooling system embedded on a chip is the basis for this exciting innovation that captures the water at its hottest and pipes it off the chip for reuse in heating a building or for hot water.
Considering the fact that my PC-radiator ist pumping its heat into my room, i´m already doing this.
I got a "Zero-Emission"-PC featuring a HD2900XT :laugh:.
 
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I just got a job with IBM in February and this is the system I have been working on.
 

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Nice one buddy!

All the best with that one, and if y'can leak some pictures that'd be really schweeet!

Arrrrh! I'm just messin' witcha! ;)
 

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I just got a job with IBM in February and this is the system I have been working on.
thats awesome man!
sounds like an interesting job!
wanna take some pics for us? :)

edit: that pic would be worthy of a wallpaper
 
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you guys looked at the youtube vid at the sourse ?
 

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i like the idea about integrating water into the CPU itself.
 
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I don't know about the heating the water for the neighborhood idea (youtube video) but definitely heating the water for the building involved. I'm honestly less interested in the emissions part and want to see some more performance information.
 
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I will go play Crysis on the one in Boulder.
 

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This is bad ass. I want to cool my pc that way.
 

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This is bad ass. I want to cool my pc that way.
yea you could cool your pc and heat your shower water at the same time...freakin sweet!
 
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damn i want to see intel uses this watertech on there highend cpu's :)
intergrated watercooling :D