The initial Liquid Blade™ server platform, which is powered by two Intel® 5500 or 5600 series Xeon® processors running on an Intel® S5500HV reference motherboard, addresses several major datacenter challenges, including: power, cooling and space. Hardcore Computer’s patented technology submerges all of the heat-producing components of the Liquid Blade™; eliminating the greatest barrier of performance and reliability in electronics — heat.
Hardcore’s® Core Coolant™ is 1350 times better than air at heat removal by volume. Not only does this help cool components better, Liquid Blade™ technology increases compute density because far less space is required between components with liquid cooling than air and much smaller chassis sizes are possible. With all the heat being rejected though liquid, there is no longer a need for fans on the rack level. With little heat escaping into the datacenter, the need for air conditioning and air moving equipment is minimized. The net result is a much smaller physical and carbon footprint for the datacenter. As an added benefit, no need for special fire protection systems to cover the servers. This because all of the blade components are submerged so there is no oxygen exposure. Without oxygen there is no potential for sustainable fire."