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Controlled cooling of an electronic system for reduced energy consumption

United States Patent

August 9, 2016
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Energy efficient control of a cooling system cooling an electronic system is provided. The control includes automatically determining at least one adjusted control setting for at least one adjustable cooling component of a cooling system cooling the electronic system. The automatically determining is based, at least in part, on power being consumed by the cooling system and temperature of a heat sink to which heat extracted by the cooling system 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 one or more experimentally obtained models relating the targeted temperature and power consumption of the one or more adjustable cooling components of the cooling system.
David; Milnes P. (Fishkill, NY), Iyengar; Madhusudan K. (Foster City, CA), Schmidt; Roger R. (Poughkeepsie, NY)
13/ 775,529
February 25, 2013
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.