Sun grabs patent for magneto-hydrodynamic heatsink
Like a tiny X-Men villain on your CPU
Sun Microsystems has been issued an interesting patent for a "magneto-hydrodynamic" heatsink packed in a closed fluid system.
The device, spotted by tgdaily, uses tiny magnetic fields to pump electrically conductive fluid towards and away from hot spots on a CPU. The electric current is dependent on a temperate sensor on the top, which sends liquid where it needs to go. The heatsink, of course, contains plenty of shielding to protect itself and the computer from magnetic interference.
The design would eliminate moving parts found in a traditional heatsink, and should be virtually silent. A closed system would also eliminate most of the difficulties of setting up a modern water cooling kit.
Sun's patent was filed in September 2005, and awarded in September 2007. Chien Ouyang is credited as the inventor.
A copy of the patent is available at the US Patent & Trademark Office website.
Wheere to put the heat.
Obviously you want to pipe in to the Nutrimat, so that you have a good source of Brownian motion (Advanced Tea Substitute) when it comes time to use the dangly bit of your atomic vector plotter.
Look, Johnny, nasty "trolls" bashing a Sun product/idea/fetish!!! You must convert all these non-believers or threaten them with your non-humour!
.... oh, hold on a sec, Marketing wouldn't be interested in this, it's just future vapourware and not new product.... :P
Sorry, Johnny, back in your cave. Don't forget to do your homework!
More than just A.N.Other IT magazine ....... when HyperRadioProActive
"No offence but i had to stop reading ur posts they gave me a sore head :s"
Exercising your brain can do that, Anonymous Coward. It's nothing to worry about. You are allowed to think for yourself, you know, for if you don't you just end up doing what someone else wants, without thinking that you're probably being paid not to think too deeply about everything ....... as a drone/worker in the Money Honey Pot.
However, the difficulty does surface whenever the Reality Environment is Virtualised.... and I take it that you realise that is the next Stage of Human Evolution and dDevelopment .... because then IT and Media together, in AIBinary Union, become Code Masters of both Domains, with Virtual Excellence [which you will have to admit must be a recent addition to the IntelAIgents Portfolio] leading Real XXXXPerience because such Code works best, given the light of the Sun, which is the Paradigm Change Realised by Virtualisation, banging nails into the coffin of National Security/Secret Society secrets abused.
Get used to IT as IT heralds AIBrighter Future which does not hide ITs Agenda.
Something for Steve Jobs, do you think, or a host of Jobs for Steve or something to Register here for ITs Seeds to FlowurPower2?
AManFromMars all over this topic :)
No offence but i had to stop reading ur posts they gave me a sore head :s
@Ben DAMET - The Paris Hilton angle :-)
Is in redirecting heat using automatically generated currents in possibly vaporized fluids moving up and down in a pumping sequence...
It's warm out, I'll just run to hail my own taxi and leave my coat...