[Ocp-europe] RuggedPOD production cost reduction concept

Carter, Bill bill.carter at intel.com
Fri Jul 10 06:29:08 UTC 2015

Have you thought of using Argon gas in place of the balloon.   Will keep the oil from oxidizing and will expand and contract like the balloon.

From: ocp-europe-bounces at lists.opencompute.org [mailto:ocp-europe-bounces at lists.opencompute.org] On Behalf Of Jean-Marie Verdun
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 1:42 PM
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Subject: [Ocp-europe] RuggedPOD production cost reduction concept


Our current RuggedPOD is running under vacuum. This has some key advantages but production cost is high due to high flatness surface quality that we must be reached to keep vacuum for a long period of time.

While working on cabling, we discovered that PTFE has some extremelly good performances with oil the coolant used in RuggedPOD. Our wish is to protect oil from oxydation happening with direct contact with oxygen.  An option might be to fill up part of the POD with a balloon which contain fresh air and add some oil. When the oil is warmed up it will apply some pressure on the balloon which will exhaust it's air out. When the oil will get cooler it will contract and external air might get inside the balloon.

This concept might remove the whole need to run under vacuum and might drastically lower production cost. What is your feedback ?

This doesn't change the interest we have to finish the vacuum system, as it is really interesting for "moving" POD like the one used for Army or disaster recovery, but in DC or CDN usage, I believe the balloon version might be really good.

Some power transformer are using this principle.

  Jean-Marie Verdun
  Splitted-Desktop Systems
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