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Information technology equipment cooling method

United States Patent

9,167,728
October 20, 2015
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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.
Schultz; Mark D. (Ossining, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
13/ 551,858
20140020884
July 18, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: DE-EE0002894 (awarded by Department of Energy (DOE)). The Government has certain rights in this invention.