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Disclosed is a method that uses multiple temperature sensors
and fans to cool specific zones of a chassis. Benefits include the ability to
recover efficiently and effectively from a failure condition.
In current designs, if there is an increase in temperature
in a section of the chassis, all fans are indiscriminately sped up to help cool
The disclosed method divides a chassis into zones, each of
which has a temperature sensor and a set of fans. If the sensor in a particular
zone perceives an increase in temperature, the speed of the first fan in that
zone is increased; if the first fan does not cool off the zone, the speed of
subsequent fans is increased until the zone of the chassis is cooled (see
Temperature sensors are mapped to the appropriate fans in
topological areas via a configuration file. Also, fans are weighted so that the
closest fan is the first to provide the necessary cooling.
The disclosed method effectively targets the areas of the
chassis that may need cooling, thereby helping the chassis recover efficiently
from a failure condition.