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Mydesign
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Heat sink
Mydesign   4/9/2014 6:04:34 AM
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"A new single-board computer offers an operating temperature range of -40C to 85C and a multi-core Intel Atom E3800 processor, making it a candidate for applications ranging from medical, to industrial, to military. WinSystems, maker of the new single-board computer, says it is able to serve in those applications without a using a big heat sink to handle its thermal loads."

I think the problems with excess heat during operational phase can be eliminated with this type of solutions. During normal course of working heat dispense is a major issue and certain time it can cause either burning or burst the chip and mother boards. Such unfortunate seans can be avoided.

AnandY
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Re : Embedded Computer Offers Faster Performance, Less Heat
AnandY   4/10/2014 6:48:07 AM
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It is a fabulous technological breakthrough in the design of computers. Getting rid of big heat sinks seems great. These heat sinks often malfunction and leave us with overheated machines. Besides they take a little too much space on mother boards. Often times fans attached to these heat sinks stop working leaving them vulnerable.

AnandY
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Re: Heat sink
AnandY   4/12/2014 10:14:15 AM
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@ Mydesign, this is another prospective solution that these single board computers can provide us with. Their potential in the end machine side is quite self evident. They can be equally useful during operational phases. These burning and bursting issues are quite common and warrant some serious solution.

Mydesign
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Re: Heat sink
Mydesign   4/16/2014 2:53:26 AM
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"this is another prospective solution that these single board computers can provide us with. Their potential in the end machine side is quite self evident. They can be equally useful during operational phases. These burning and bursting issues are quite common and warrant some serious solution."

You are right AnandY. These are god in situations where long end operations are required. The necessity of cooling also can be reduced and hence finally towards green computing.

Mydesign
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Re: Re : Embedded Computer Offers Faster Performance, Less Heat
Mydesign   4/16/2014 2:57:21 AM
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"It is a fabulous technological breakthrough in the design of computers. Getting rid of big heat sinks seems great. These heat sinks often malfunction and leave us with overheated machines. Besides they take a little too much space on mother boards. Often times fans attached to these heat sinks stop working leaving them vulnerable."

AnandY, this new technology is very much useful in grid and super computing environments. I had seen in such places, the entire room is equipped with AC at keeping the room temperature even less than 15 degree C. such requirements can be minimized to an extend and thus contributing towards green computing.

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Re: Re : Embedded Computer Offers Faster Performance, Less Heat
Cabe Atwell   5/2/2014 11:41:11 PM
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Mini supercomputers made up of a bunch of SBCs would undoubtedly save on power costs to run them and cool them. In fact, Parallella (SBC manufacturer) has this in mind.

Mydesign
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Re: Re : Embedded Computer Offers Faster Performance, Less Heat
Mydesign   5/5/2014 5:00:21 AM
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"Mini supercomputers made up of a bunch of SBCs would undoubtedly save on power costs to run them and cool them. In fact, Parallella (SBC manufacturer) has this in mind."

You are right Cabe.



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