They told us that they are working on dissipating 150-200W of heat for Montecito, and that to do that in the small space required for server applications requires the use of a TEC (Thermo-Electrical Conductor). TECs have previously been the realm of hardcore overclockers who want to drive their chips to insane levels of performance.More info and soon also a picture of the heatsink at The Inquirer
We asked if the TEC was something fancy, or if it was really required to get the required amount of dissipation out of a heatsink for Montecito. We were told in no uncertain terms that it was an absolute necessity
Update: Here is the monster that should cool a 200 watt dual core processor!