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Method and System for Improving Server System Power Efficiency by Recycling Electric Power from a Cooling System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236172D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 230K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for recycling energy from fast exhaust airflow to improve energy efficiency of a server system.

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Method and System for Improving Server System Power Efficiency by Recycling Electric Power from a Cooling System

Data centers consume 100 to 200 times the electricity consumed by standard office spaces. With such large power consumption, the data centers are prime targets for energy efficient design measures that can save money and reduce electricity usage. Generally, cooling systems of each server consume large amount of power. The cooling systems consume power to maintain temperature requirements and keep internal temperature at a certain level. The hot fast exhaust airflow coming out of the cooling systems outputs lots of energy which is generally wasted.

Disclosed is a method and system for recycling energy from fast exhaust airflow to improve energy efficiency of a server system. The method and system enables server cooling systems to save total power consumption by recycling electric power from the hot fast exhaust airflow as illustrated in Fig. 1.

Figure 1

The method and system improves total power efficiency by providing the recycled power back into the server system or data center systems. The system attaches a wind power generator to an exhaust air-port to generate electrical power. Any existing

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wind power generators and approaches can be used to attach the wind power generators to server systems. The key points required to be considered while designing power recycle solutions are that the airflow between sections of the server system ca...