Hardcore liquid-submersed workstation goes and goes ...Product
June 01, 2010
When those internal components temperatures go up, system performance goes down. Such is the natural order of the embedded electronics world. H
When those internal components’ temperatures go up, system performance goes down. Such is the natural order of the embedded electronics world. However, Hardcore Computer, Inc.’s new Detonator workstation, cooled by liquid submersion methodology, is designed to crush the natural order. Praising liquid submersion for its performance levels as compared to air cooling, Hardcore states that its Core Coolant, used in the process, “is 1,350 times better than air, by volume, at heat removal” to provide what they say is improved reliability of 24/7/365.
Ideal for compute- and GPU-intensive applications such as military programs, simulation, real-time situational awareness, CAD, and digital content creation, the Detonator gets its power from up to two 5500 or 5600 Xeon processors. The workstation also includes optimized data pathways and the Intel 5520 chipset on a purpose-built motherboard. Other notables include 4x DDR3 slots for each CPU; 2x 1.0 Gbps LAN; 3x 3.0 Gbps SATA II slots on the motherboard for up to 3x 2.5" internal SSDs; 4-drive RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10; or 5-drive RAID 0, 1, or 5. The Detonator also has a Creative Labs X-Fi audio processor (20K2) enabled, in addition to Dolby 7.1 audio sound.