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EFFECTIVENESS-WEIGHTED CONTROL OF COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

United States Patent Application

20160088777
A1
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Energy efficient control of cooling system cooling of an electronic system is provided based, in part, on weighted cooling effectiveness of the components. The control includes automatically determining speed control settings for multiple adjustable cooling components of the cooling system. The automatically determining is based, at least in part, on weighted cooling effectiveness of the components of the cooling system, and the determining operates to limit power consumption of at least the cooling system, while ensuring that a target temperature associated with at least one of the cooling system or the electronic system is within a desired range by provisioning, based on the weighted cooling effectiveness, a desired target temperature change among the multiple adjustable cooling components of the cooling system. The provisioning includes provisioning applied power to the multiple adjustable cooling components via, at least in part, the determined control settings.
CAMPBELL, Levi A. (Poughkeepsie, NY), CHU, Richard C. (Hopewell Junction, NY), DAVID, Milnes P. (Fishkill, NY), ELLSWORTH, JR., Michael J. (Poughkeepsie, NY), IYENGAR, Madhusudan K. (Foster City, CA), SCHMIDT, Roger R. (Poughkeepsie, NY), SIMONS, Robert E. (Poughkeepsie, NY)
14/ 960,862
December 7, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-EE0002894, awarded by the Department of Energy. Accordingly, the U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.