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Title: Energy efficient data center liquid cooling with geothermal enhancement

Abstract

A data center cooling system is operated in a first mode, and has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center by a heat transfer fluid, and an outdoor heat exchanger portion and a geothermal heat exchanger portion. The first mode includes ambient air cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the outdoor heat exchanger portion and/or geothermal cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the geothermal heat exchanger portion. Based on an appropriate metric, a determination is made that a switch should be made from the first mode to a second mode; and, in response, the data center cooling system is switched to the second mode. The second mode is different than the first mode.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1407705
Patent Number(s):
9,811,126
Application Number:
13/252,888
Assignee:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Oct 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Chainer, Timothy J., and Parida, Pritish R.. Energy efficient data center liquid cooling with geothermal enhancement. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Chainer, Timothy J., & Parida, Pritish R.. Energy efficient data center liquid cooling with geothermal enhancement. United States.
Chainer, Timothy J., and Parida, Pritish R.. Tue . "Energy efficient data center liquid cooling with geothermal enhancement". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407705.
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author = {Chainer, Timothy J. and Parida, Pritish R.},
abstractNote = {A data center cooling system is operated in a first mode, and has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center by a heat transfer fluid, and an outdoor heat exchanger portion and a geothermal heat exchanger portion. The first mode includes ambient air cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the outdoor heat exchanger portion and/or geothermal cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the geothermal heat exchanger portion. Based on an appropriate metric, a determination is made that a switch should be made from the first mode to a second mode; and, in response, the data center cooling system is switched to the second mode. The second mode is different than the first mode.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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