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not really impressed. the chassis clearly had room for at least a 360 rad instead of a 240 rad. pumping warm air through the mobo section of the machine is also poor practice. if they are serious about liquid cooling a server, the rad really should have been externally mounted. this way you separate the heat dissipation from the system. if they are going to use it as a server, they'd at least need some sort of redundant water pump system so that if 1 pump fails your system isn't cooked. ANYONE who has worked with servers would tell you, redundancy is a HUGE deal when it comes to building servers. why else would they have redundant PSU's?

*cough* industry standard practice *cough*
 
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well... industry standard practice does NOT include liquid cooling for servers... it's 1 additional moving part which can fail which may affect the reliability of the server. the most typical "warm air" that is pumped into the mobo section of a server chassis comes from the hot swap HDD's. they don't get as warm as the CPU's. most server have no more then 2 HDD installed anyway. most data are stored on SAN in the 1st place.
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well... industry standard practice does NOT include liquid cooling for servers... it's 1 additional moving part which can fail which may affect the reliability of the server. the most typical "warm air" that is pumped into the mobo section of a server chassis comes from the hot swap HDD's. they don't get as warm as the CPU's. most server have no more then 2 HDD installed anyway. most data are stored on SAN in the 1st place.

Partially correct. The industry is moving towards more passive liquid cooled solutions - partially in anticipation of unlocked Xeons in the future (or wishful thinking). I've seen some really cool stuff in the past few months with water cooled cabinet solutions, and that's really the most I can say about it. However, HP, Dell, Cisco, etc want to offer a reliable and sound solution. Not a desktop processor with non-ECC RAM that has the potential to fail.

I can't speak for "most", but in the industry I'm in we rely on having dedicated servers, not virtualization, and we measure in micro seconds. Any amount of gain is worth it. We do not use any type of SAN solution for redundancy if nodes go down - that adds extra latency in the tasks we're trying to accomplish.
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Oh, and you should probably plan on mounting an Aquaero 5 to monitor the cooling. thumb.gif
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