Rugged Tier Computers
– Herb Zien, CEO of LiquidCool Solutions, says:
A company must be very confident in its computing technology to dunk one in a fish tank and another in a hot sand pit.
LiquidCool Solutions’ Rugged Terrain (RT) computers are designed to solve the world’s harshest computing problems. They were put to the test at SC14, a trade event that spotlights the most original and fascinating scientific and technical applications from around the world.
The RT is a low-cost computer that is ideal for harsh environments such as military applications, manufacturing plants, mining sites and refineries where electronics are subject to adverse conditions. At SC14, RT computers operated while submerged at the bottom of an aquarium with fish swimming around and buried in a hot sand pit at 110oF.
The RT features a rugged enclosure with waterproof connectors. Electronics are protected from humidity, dust, oxidation, and corrosive gases, and the fan-free design produces a system that is highly reliable, energy efficient and silent. The technology comes with multiple choices for motherboard, CPU and I/O configurations to support a wide spectrum of applications
The revolutionary qualities about the RT, and all LiquidCool products are:
- Fans are eliminated
- Mechanical refrigeration is not required
- Electronics are not exposed to air
- There is no noise, vibration or extreme temperature fluctuation
- There is no need for humidification or dehumidification
A technology development firm with patents surrounding cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid, LiquidCool licenses its IP to OEMs looking for a cooling solution that saves energy, saves space, enhances reliability, operates silently, and can be surprisingly easy to maintain in the field. Its technology can be used to cool electronics of any shape and size. For rack-mounted applications
LiquidCool technology has the capacity of dissipating 100 kilowatts per rack at costs far less than alternative technologies.
Herb Zien is CEO of LiquidCool Solutions, a research and development company with an extensive patent portfolio for technologies related to cooling electronics by total submersion in a dielectric liquid. Herb has over 30 years of experience in project development, engineering management, power generation and energy conservation. He has been responsible for the development of numerous steam and power production projects, as well as the purchase and sale of energy-related businesses.
Mr. Zien received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Thermal Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was editor of the Sloan Management Review. Articles written by Mr. Zien include Energy Star Data Center: A Missed Opportunity, published in the November-December 2010 issue of Mission Critical magazine; PUE’s Shortcomings, published in the March-April 2011 issue of Mission Critical magazine; Liquid Cooled Data Centers Have Finally Arrived, published in the Sep-Oct 2011 issue of BICSI News Magazine; Submersion and directed flow cooling solution for oil, gas, published in the July 1, 2014 issue of E&P; and Submersion and Directed Flow Cooling Technology for Military Applications published in Aerospace & Defense Technology, October 2014.
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