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Server Thermal Cooling Bag

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000182381D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This publication describes a thermally insulated bag that completely encloses a server to cool it. This idea is called a "Server Thermal Jacket" throughout this publication. A bag such as this would house a server and contain adjustable openings for the wiring of the machine, air intake arms and air exhaust arms. The "intake" arms would serve for pushing cold air into the bag while the "exhaust" arms would be used for conducting hot air out of the bag. The advantages of using a "Server Thermal Jacket" to cool servers as opposed to other methods include eliminating the need to cool hot air in an entire room and expending energy to push cold air in hot server room corridors. When refrigerating an entire room, energy is lost when hot exhaust from servers is cooled over and over again. The Server Thermal Jacket would eliminate some of the energy wasted in conventional server cooling methods by directing cold air directly to the space where servers need it. Additional energy savings would be obtained by pushing hot air from servers into the environment via the "exhaust" arm avoiding the need to cool hot air. Cooling servers would involve directing cold air from outside or from already cooled air in the building though the air intake arms. In conclusion, Server Thermal Jackets could be used to minimize the use of energy needed to cool an entire server room.

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Server Thermal Cooling Bag

Background:

Rooms that have many servers tend to get very hot. As a result, customers buy expensive cooling solutions to install in these server rooms to keep the entire room cool and their servers from over heating. The problem with this solution is that the entire room needs to be cooled. The room itself also needs to be designed in such a way that air flows correctly in all corridors which need cooling. Another problem with this design is that hot air in that room is cooled again and again. Proposed is a relatively cheap solution which will reduce the cost a customer spends on electricity to cool an entire room full of servers.

Summary of Invention:

The proposed invention is called "Server Thermal Jacket" and is a thermally insulated bag that completely encloses a server. The bag contains adjustable openings for the wiring of the machine, 1 air intake arm and 1 air exhaust arm. The "intake" arm serves for pushing cold air into the bag and an "exhaust" arm for hot air leaving the bag. The advantages of using this "Server Thermal Jacket" to cool servers as opposed to other methods is that people will no longer have to cool hot air in an entire room. Cold air can be sent directly to the space where the server is in via the "intake" arm of the thermal bag and the hot air can be pushed out into the environment via the "...