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Controlled cooling of an electronic system based on projected conditions

United States Patent

August 18, 2015
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Energy efficient control of a cooling system cooling an electronic system is provided based, in part, on projected conditions. The control includes automatically determining an adjusted control setting(s) for an adjustable cooling component(s) of the cooling system. The automatically determining is based, at least in part, on projected power consumed by the electronic system at a future time and projected temperature at the future time of a heat sink to which heat extracted is rejected. The automatically determining operates to reduce power consumption of the cooling system and/or the electronic system while ensuring that at least one targeted temperature associated with the cooling system or the electronic system is within a desired range. The automatically determining may be based, at least in part, on an experimentally obtained model(s) relating the targeted temperature and power consumption of the adjustable cooling component(s) of the cooling system.
David; Milnes P. (Fishkill, NY), Iyengar; Madhusudan K. (Foster City, CA), Schmidt; Roger R. (Poughkeepsie, NY)
13/ 527,909
June 20, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH 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.