The Deskside Supercomputer

  • John W. Peeples
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 43)


State of the art cooling and electronic packaging technologies are distinguishing characteristics of supercomputers. The “deskside super computer” provides best-in-class computational performance by virtue of novel cooling and packaging technologies.

Chilling Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) circuits for performance enhancement in Computing applications has been studied for decades. A synergistic evolution of critical technologies is occurring which promises to unleash this potential. Cost effective performance acceleration of Workstation class computers via below ambient cooling is now commercially viable. Technical challenges and important program consideration of cooling enhanced Computing are discussed in this paper.


Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Digital Equipment Corporation Cold Plate Vapor Compression Bipolar Device 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Peeples
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  1. 1.KryoTech, IncWest ColumbiaUSA

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