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Re: What is the limit? (was RE: multi-homing fixes)
"Vadim Antonov" <email@example.com> wrote: > On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Roeland Meyer wrote: > > see "Pelletier Effect" devices. Thermos made a portable ice-box, using that > > tech, for a while. It's all solid-state, no moving parts. > They are interesting, but what they are is merely heat pumps; you also > need to carry the heat away with the flow of some material (eventualy to > be pumped outside of the building). [Radiative cooling is not really > applicable for the required rates of heat transfer; it'd require equipent > to be hot way past the point of melting :)] Useful for a hybrid approach though - the big problem with liquid cooling is that the fluid and/or any condensed air vapour gets to flow inside a case with (at least theoretically) swappable parts; difficult to arrange that nothing requires either disconnecting and draining, or risks puncturing a fluid carrier. By using purely solid-state components (and some sort of thermal carrier paste) you could arrange for even hot-swappable (not an intentional pun BTW) components to be able to pump their heat to a thermal element on the outside of the case, which in turn is threaded with coolant pipes for a fluid-based system to expel heat to the outside of the building.