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HP: Apollo 8000 Liquid-Cooled "Supercomputer"

Hewlett-Packard is applying new patented technologies to develop its new Apollo 8000, which the company bills as the first 100 percent water-cooled supercomputer, one which overcomes the design difficulties and risks of potential water damage to drive big savings in power and cooling.

The Apollo 8000 is built on a scalable rack design with up to 144 servers per rack to provide four times the teraflops per rack compared to air-cooled designs, HP said. Customers can recycle the warm water used to cool the system as a heat source for their facilities.

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