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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, has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center by a heat transfer fluid, and has 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, different, mode; and, responsive thereto, the data center cooling system is switched to the second mode. The second mode includes at least another of ambient air cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the outdoor heat exchanger portion and geothermal cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the geothermal heat exchanger portion.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735033
Patent Number(s):
10716239
Application Number:
15/803,755
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/04/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Chainer, Timothy J., and Parida, Pritish R. Energy efficient data center liquid cooling with geothermal enhancement. United States: N. p., 2020. 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. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735033.
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abstractNote = {A data center cooling system is operated in a first mode, has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center by a heat transfer fluid, and has 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, different, mode; and, responsive thereto, the data center cooling system is switched to the second mode. The second mode includes at least another of ambient air cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the outdoor heat exchanger portion and geothermal cooling of the heat transfer fluid in the geothermal heat exchanger portion.},
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