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Server Retention Mechanism and Desktop Retention Clip for Liquid Cooling Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018658D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 466K

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Abstract

Disclosed are methods that use a retention mechanism (RM) for a 1U server platform and retention clip (RC) for a desktop platform on a liquid cooling system to dissipate heat away from the integrated heat spreader (IHS). Benefits include protecting the liquid cooling system against shock and vibration during shipping.

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Server Retention Mechanism and Desktop Retention Clip for Liquid Cooling Systems

Disclosed are methods that use a retention mechanism (RM) for a 1U server platform and retention clip (RC) for a desktop platform on a liquid cooling system to dissipate heat away from the integrated heat spreader (IHS). Benefits include protecting the liquid cooling system against shock and vibration during shipping.

Background

Currently, there is no mechanism or clip to lock the liquid cooling system on a CPU in place, or to prevent the system from damage during shipping.

General Description

The disclosed method’s 1U server platform RM (see Figure 1) is attached to the cold plate and fastened to the standoffs on a chassis. The RM depresses a spring underneath the motherboard, which applies force to the CPU for thermal interface activation and positive contact between the CPU and the cold plate. The desktop platform RC (see Figure 2) is attached to the liquid cooling system cold plate, and attaches to the RM component on the motherboard. The RC applies force to the CPU for thermal interface activation and positive contact between the CPU and the cold plate when snapped into the RM.

The RM and RC provide structural support during shipping, so the CPU/cold plate thermal interface does not break its bond line and no damage is done to the CPU (see Figure 3).�

Advantages

The disclosed method locks the cooling system and cold plate into place on the CPU, and prevents the system from being damaged d...