"Forced Physics" Cooling

sk3tch

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Have you guys heard of this? A colleague invested in it and I am not physics major - it certainly looks good but I'd love to hear from you experts.

https://forcedphysics-dct.com/

Seems pretty revolutionary for data centers and any other box that needs cooling (imagine this for crypto applications) - but I haven't heard of it. Gimmick or it just hasn't taken off? Looks like they've been in the mix for a few years...
 

Tsumi

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Have you guys heard of this? A colleague invested in it and I am not physics major - it certainly looks good but I'd love to hear from you experts.

https://forcedphysics-dct.com/

Seems pretty revolutionary for data centers and any other box that needs cooling (imagine this for crypto applications) - but I haven't heard of it. Gimmick or it just hasn't taken off? Looks like they've been in the mix for a few years...

Sounds like a gimmick. Passive cooling relying on convection currents is significantly less powerful than active cooling utilizing fans, let alone chillers.
 

sk3tch

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Sounds like a gimmick. Passive cooling relying on convection currents is significantly less powerful than active cooling utilizing fans, let alone chillers.
It uses fans alone - but no water or anything else.
 

Tsumi

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It uses fans alone - but no water or anything else.

Then it is just a fancy heatsink... and doesn't do anything to solve the fundamental problem datacenters have, which is removing heat from the room.

The molecular beam sounds like a bunch of hokey BS, and the landing page does say server fans aren't needed.
 

sk3tch

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Then it is just a fancy heatsink... and doesn't do anything to solve the fundamental problem datacenters have, which is removing heat from the room.

The molecular beam sounds like a bunch of hokey BS, and the landing page does say server fans aren't needed.
Yeah, you're right. I was looking at this - https://forcedphysics-dct.com/technology.html - which uses forced air (fans) to push away heat.
 
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