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Front Mounted redundant cooling fan assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028744D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

To reduce down time it is desirable to be able to hot-swap computer system cooling fans and in a Midplane based system it is necessary that this can be done from the front or rear of the system only. Space at the rear of the system is restricted due to the amount of I/O and power cabling so it may be desirable to mount the cooling fans at the front of the system. This invention provides a compact solution to this problem