Does anyone else have overheating issues when running Docker + Kubernetes?



  • 2018 15" Macbook Pro
  • Intel Core i7-8850H CPU
  • Radeon Pro Vega 16 dedicated GPU
  • 32GB of RAM

Throughout the time I've been running Docker + Kubernetes on my machine (I've just recently started learning but I've been using it on my machine for work for a while now), I've had multiple instances, where heating became a serious problem for me. Maybe it's because my machine's cooling system is just plain terrible (thermals were never really good for the modern MBP lineup until the 16", apparently); maybe it's because my CPU is too weak; or maybe, no matter the device, Docker + Kubernetes causes temp-related problems for everyone. Maybe it's all those reasons and more. Either way, I've experienced some horrible issues from serious slow downs to the machine just straight up abruptly shutting down because it gets too hot. I've honestly had enough and am now on the market to purchase a new laptop to get my work done. Luckily, the new Razer 15 dropped, and it's got everything I'd want in a laptop right now, but the two things that stick out the most are the vapor chamber cooling and a more powerful CPU.

While I'm aware that the more powerful CPU (and GPU) may cause even more heating, I've heard that the vapor chamber cooling seriously does its job. I don't plan on using a new Razer Blade for gaming, anyways, so heat caused by gaming isn't too much an issue for me. The closest thing to heavy GPU usage from me is most likely going to be 3D rendering for ThreeJS, but that's about it.

I'm ready to fork over the cash to get it because this overheating situation has gone on long enough. I just want a better cooling system or a method to get this annoying abrupt shutting down issue to go away. I can't explain the amount of times I've lost good progress thanks to this issue. But I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, so I'm wondering if this is an issue that anyone else gets.

Does anyone else have these heating issues? If you've found a way to remedy this, I'd love to hear it. being able to save $2600 would make me very happy lol

If there is no practical work around, I'm willing to shell out the money if it means that I can code in peace without Dockernetes anxiety looming over my shoulder every second I'm coding.

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