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Title: Dynamically limiting energy consumed by cooling apparatus

Abstract

Cooling apparatuses and methods are provided which include one or more coolant-cooled structures associated with an electronics rack, a coolant loop coupled in fluid communication with one or more passages of the coolant-cooled structure(s), one or more heat exchange units coupled to facilitate heat transfer from coolant within the coolant loop, and N controllable components associated with the coolant loop or the heat exchange unit(s), wherein N.gtoreq.1. The N controllable components facilitate circulation of coolant through the coolant loop or transfer of heat from the coolant via the heat exchange unit(s). A controller is coupled to the N controllable components, and dynamically adjusts operation of the N controllable components, based on Z input parameters and one or more specified constraints, to provide a specified cooling to the coolant-cooled structure(s), while limiting energy consumed by the N controllable components, wherein Z.gtoreq.1.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1182568
Patent Number(s):
9,043,035
Application Number:
13/305,967
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002894
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Chainer, Timothy J., David, Milnes P., Iyengar, Madhusudan K., Parida, Pritish R., Schmidt, Roger R., and Schultz, Mark D. Dynamically limiting energy consumed by cooling apparatus. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Chainer, Timothy J., David, Milnes P., Iyengar, Madhusudan K., Parida, Pritish R., Schmidt, Roger R., & Schultz, Mark D. Dynamically limiting energy consumed by cooling apparatus. United States.
Chainer, Timothy J., David, Milnes P., Iyengar, Madhusudan K., Parida, Pritish R., Schmidt, Roger R., and Schultz, Mark D. Tue . "Dynamically limiting energy consumed by cooling apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1182568.
@article{osti_1182568,
title = {Dynamically limiting energy consumed by cooling apparatus},
author = {Chainer, Timothy J. and David, Milnes P. and Iyengar, Madhusudan K. and Parida, Pritish R. and Schmidt, Roger R. and Schultz, Mark D.},
abstractNote = {Cooling apparatuses and methods are provided which include one or more coolant-cooled structures associated with an electronics rack, a coolant loop coupled in fluid communication with one or more passages of the coolant-cooled structure(s), one or more heat exchange units coupled to facilitate heat transfer from coolant within the coolant loop, and N controllable components associated with the coolant loop or the heat exchange unit(s), wherein N.gtoreq.1. The N controllable components facilitate circulation of coolant through the coolant loop or transfer of heat from the coolant via the heat exchange unit(s). A controller is coupled to the N controllable components, and dynamically adjusts operation of the N controllable components, based on Z input parameters and one or more specified constraints, to provide a specified cooling to the coolant-cooled structure(s), while limiting energy consumed by the N controllable components, wherein Z.gtoreq.1.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}

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