Using a supercritical CO2working fluid, the project sponsors need a cooling solution that will allow a commercially available Intel i7 processor to operate at4X its Thermal Design Power (TDP) or operating limit. The output of this senior design project will be a built system that willoperate an i7 processor at this increased limit for four hours. A cost model will be developed that will argue the pros and cons ofimplementing this cooling approach in lieu of conventional air cooling methods. Criteria to be examined include but are notlimited to dollars/kW of cooling, internal stresses induced by in-plane temperature gradients, and Mean Time Between Failure(MTBF) impact from the chip temperature maintained during operation. Funding from this project will come from the EnhancedHeat Transfer Laboratory (EHTL), Thermal Energy Systems and Transport (TEST) Laboratory, and the Oregon State University(OSU) Overclocking Club.Expectations:Build a prototype of a supercritical CO2 cooled supercomputer. Chip simulators will be provided for early testing, and Intel willprovide i7 processor chips for the final prototype. OSU Overclocking will provide access to the “benchmarking” simulators thatmeasure the performance of a processor chip during strenuous system exercising. Overclockers typically operate with a“limitless” amount of power, but that will not be the case for this exercise. Power input will need to be measured and overallsystem efficiency will be a key data point for the project sponsors.Group Comp.3-4 MESupercritical CO2 SupercomputerIntellectual Property RightsSponsorProf. HoffmanInstructorMR1No. Groups
No.129SponsorGOL-FIT.comProject Mentor[email protected]MIME AdvisorProf. ParmigianiBrief Description of Sponsor:GOL-FIT.com is a small partnership that specializes in combined golf and fitness instruction as well as the development of newideas, products and solutions in and beyond the golf and fitness industries.Problem Statement:There are hundreds of home fitness products designed to build muscle, lose weight or increase general fitness. There are alsohundreds of products that are multifunctional (coolers, electronic products, various hand- held devices and tools etc.) but nonethat we can find that can also be used in fitness training. Students will be provided with a $500 budget.Expectations:The BESS Box is a portable device in the shape of a box that enables the user to engage in a variety of fitness exercises butincludes other useful functions:• A charging station for smartphones or tablets• A sliding mechanism which can be positioned to hold a smartphone or tablet for viewing• A removeable (or non removeable, if the technology permits) insert that will enable the product to be used as a cooler• A series of eyelets to which resistance bands can be attached to enable the user to do a variety of strength training exercises• A design which enables the box to be strong enough to stand on for purposes of balance and speed training
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