Bit Tech reports Boston Limited has launched the LSS 200, a new datacenter product that submerges all its components in a dielectric fluid for superior cooling and lower electricity bills.
Developed in the US by the appropriately named Hardcore Computer Inc., the LSS 200 submerges every part of the computer to be cooled in a dielectric liquid the company calls Core Coolant. Thanks to its impressive ability to grab heat from components of around 1,350 times that of air, the result is a much cooler system.
While enthusiasts use such technology to overclock their systems to the limit, Boston has a more prosaic use in mind. By reducing the temperature of servers the server room becomes cooler, which in turn means businesses need to spend less on expensive air conditioning units. According to Boston's figures, that saving could be as high as 80 per cent; a total saving of 40 per cent when the cost of the system is taken into account.