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PROVISIONING COOLING ELEMENTS FOR CHILLERLESS DATA CENTERS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20130264045
9,521,787
A1
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Systems and methods for cooling include one or more computing structure, an inter-structure liquid cooling system that includes valves configured to selectively provide liquid coolant to the one or more computing structures; a heat rejection system that includes one or more heat rejection units configured to cool liquid coolant; and one or more liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers that include valves configured to selectively transfer heat from liquid coolant in the inter-structure liquid cooling system to liquid coolant in the heat rejection system. Each computing structure further includes one or more liquid-cooled servers; and an intra-structure liquid cooling system that has valves configured to selectively provide liquid coolant to the one or more liquid-cooled servers;
CHAINER, TIMOTHY J. (PUTNAM VALLEY, NY), PARIDA, PRITISH R. (FISHKILL, NY)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (ARMONK NY)
13/ 439,433
April 4, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: DE-EE0002894 (Department of Energy). The government has certain rights in this invention.