Computers have come a long way since the early days, and now, these devices are faster and more powerful than ever for graphics (such as art programs and computer games), sound, high definition monitors, and extremely high processing speeds. Many computer enthusiasts are not satisfied with off the shelf PCs, and instead assemble the best parts they can find and build their own PC with very high, demanding specs, and a person can even set up their own private computer server for functions such as Bitcoin mining and more. After all, hard work like Bitcoin mining and working with other cryptocurrencies will often require more than just one PC working around the clock; a server, a whole team of them, can work with the efficiency that any user will need. Ultimately, whether a computer or its server is used for Bitcoin mining, graphic design, or anything else, a computer is still a piece of hardware, and this means taking care of the physical side of these machines. Liquid cooling, for example, has proven popular for high-end custom PCs and for computer servers among many users. How can this be set up?
Liquid Cooling Markets
Computers are powerful and popular, and higher end models will need ways to stay cool or risk shutting down or even melting their delicate components. This is how a cooling system like immersion cooling and tubes of cold liquid can be used to maintain any PC’s temperature while Bitcoin mining or doing other hard work for hours or even days on end. Just how big is this industry? The Global Data Center Liquid Cooling Market, for example, may reach a size of $4.55 billion by the year 2023, and this may include the popular technology of liquid cooling. This method is often more price efficient and powerful than older air-cooling methods for computer servers; in fact, implementation costs for this cooling method are 25% lower than for air-based cooling, and in general, any data center that uses liquid immersion cooling methods are more compact, modular, green (as in “go green”), and efficient than anything else. Potentially, if set up just right, such liquid cooling can save up to 99% of electricity as compared to older methods of data center cooling. This method has also been found to improve upon rack density, cooling capacity, and data center design for any computer server, and this can be a lifesaver for anyone who wants to set up his or her own data center to perform Bitcoin mining.
Any business or private owner to wants to build a private server has industry standards that they can follow. The server will be set up inside a secure room or very small building that actually holds all of the shelves, cabinets, and specialized racks that hold the computers and all their wires and other attendant hardware. Often, a buyer can purchase specialized racks that have clear plastic cabinet doors, the correct size for most computers, and holes for wires, cables, and liquid cooling tubes. Heavier computers and items should go on the lower shelves, and lighter ones can be safely placed on higher ones. Industry experts can inspect any server setup to make sure that there is no hazard of computers falling over, cabinets breaking, or computers overheating as they work, such as with Bitcoin mining. Liquid coolant may also be illuminated with color, serving both as a tasteful visual and convenience, so a user can easily find the coolant tubes. If a computer rack server, the coolant, and the room are all secure and assembled safety, the computers can do their job with ease for hours or days at a time.