Microsoft on Tuesday described its experiments with two phase liquid immersion cooling tanks, used to run datacenter workloads. While the use of the cooling tanks to cool server blades might seem like a fine idea for boiling water for coffee or tea, the actual liquid that Microsoft is using isnt water. It a fluid made by 3M that has dielectric properties, permitting the servers to run overclocked while venting heat through the fluid. Moreover, the liquid boils at a lower temperature 122...

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