Heat Pipe Links for Water-Cooled Large Computer Circuit Assemblies
Original Publication Date: 1984-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
In this cooling system, heat is transferred from circuit modules of a large computer to variable conductance heat pipes and thence to vertical heat transfer units, which may themselves be heat pipes or simple heat exchangers. In either case, the vertical heat transfer units can be cooled by utility water, such as from the ordinary water supply of the building in which the computer is located, without need for closely controlled chilled water for that purpose. The figure shows a representative layout of the system. Circuit modules 10, 12, 14, 16 requiring close temperature regulation are connected by horizontal heat pipe systems 18, 20 to vertical heat exchanger units 22, 24.