Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/30/isc_leipzig_roundup/

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It's all getting a bit terafloppy in Deutschland

By Chris Mellor

Posted in HPC, 30th June 2014 14:24 GMT

ISC Leipzig The International Supercomputer Show in Leipzig, Germany, was full of fascinating things at the high-end grunt front of the computing business. Here's what attracted this roving hack's eye.

IBM water cooling

Water-cooled hardware seen on IBM HPC stand at Leipzig

One other thing: water-cooling of compute shelves was pretty common at the show, and to see old-style pipe plumbing used to cool extremely high-tech semiconductor chips seemed a weird technological generational mix, like coming across cavemen using iPads. ®