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Comparison of HPC/Telecom Data Center Cooling Methods by Operating and Capital Expense – Extended Article

May 26th, 2015

Dr. Alexander Yatskov Thermal Form & Function Inc. Introduction Current high-performance computing (HPC) and Telecom trends have shown that the number of transistors per chip has continued to grow in recent years, and data center…read more

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Organically Grown 3D Printable Heatsinks – Part 1: A Simple Iterative Procedure

March 24th, 2015

This is what a typical extruded fin heatsink looks like. It’s made of metal and sits on top of IC packages that themselves are soldered to a PCB. It cools those packages by providing an…read more

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The Electronics Cooling Metaphorical Drinking Game – Part Deux

March 9th, 2015

With Semi-Therm 31 just a week away I thought it would be a good time to expand on the (metaphorical) electronics cooling drinking game. Something extra to add to your enjoyment of a conference presentation,…read more

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Mentor Graphics at Semi-Therm 31 – ‘Dolly the Heatsink’ and much more

March 2nd, 2015

Semi-Therm, the world’s largest dedicated electronics thermal conference, will take place between March 15-19 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California. Now in it’s 31st year, this IEEE sponsored conference maintains its high standards…read more

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3D Thermal Simulation of 2D Images, a Valentine’s Love Story.

February 10th, 2015

A full 3D thermal simulation of an electronic system requires, not surprisingly, a 3D geometric representation of the proposed design. Much of the design data for a phone, laptop, blade server, IGBT cooling system etc.…read more

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Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 4: ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Time

January 21st, 2015

Energy isn’t the only thing that is wasted when dealing with hot water supply. Time is as well. The house I live in is nearly 200 years old. It wasn’t a very well made house…read more

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Thermal Simulation to Improve LED Car Headlight Design

January 13th, 2015

Structural changes to LED headlights have generally been adding to the complexity of  its production, according to researchers. Certain car models come with a few choices of headlights, such as the new Audi TT which…read more

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Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 3: Cool-down

January 9th, 2015

Horror vacui, Natura abhorret vacuum, Resintenza del vacuo; from Aristotle to Galileo, it has long been known that here on earth matter tends to flow from where it is to where it isn’t. Fast forward…read more

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Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 2: Warm-up

December 19th, 2014

Sure, most modern homes have much more advanced water heating systems than a big tank with an electric heater element. Systems that work on ‘point of use’ heating concepts that heat the water as it…read more

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Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 1: Pun Intended

December 15th, 2014

Human technical prowess relies heavily on the conversion of energy from one form to another, to meet our needs. Physiological needs underpin Maslow’s pyramid of all our other ones. The availability of hot water is…read more

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If You’re Going to Lose it, You Might as Well Use it!

November 25th, 2014

A lot of engineering involves the management of energies, converting them from one form to another, channeling off useful work to power our cars, planes, phones, lights etc. To date we haven’t come up with…read more

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The Electronics Cooling Metaphorical Drinking Game

October 1st, 2014

There are a handful of quoted and re-quoted drivers, concepts and technologies in the electronics cooling industry. Be it a presentation, peer reviewed paper, press release, thermal design guide or webinar the same core material…read more

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Xilinx Patent for Critical Tj Prediction

September 19th, 2014

A recently issued patent describes a process by which the critical IC temperature (junction temperature, Tj) can be determined in an end user environment. A critical junction temperature is one that, should the IC temperature…read more

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Dell Precision – Spot on Thermal Design

September 8th, 2014

Develop 3D is a UK based Magazine and Website focussing on the technologies involved in product design. The latest copy had a fascinating article on Dell’s Precision Workstation labs. This blog is being written on…read more

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