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Title: Information technology equipment cooling method

According to one embodiment, a system for removing heat from a rack of information technology equipment may include a sidecar indoor air to liquid heat exchanger that cools air utilized by the rack of information technology equipment to cool the rack of information technology equipment. The system may also include a liquid to liquid heat exchanger and an outdoor heat exchanger. The system may further include configurable pathways to connect and control fluid flow through the sidecar heat exchanger, the liquid to liquid heat exchanger, the rack of information technology equipment, and the outdoor heat exchanger based upon ambient temperature and/or ambient humidity to remove heat generated by the rack of information technology equipment.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223683
Report Number(s):
9,167,728
13/551,858
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 18
Research Org:
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION