Air Cooled Data Processing System With Central Enclosure Forming a Plenum And With Fans Located in Central Enclosure Or in an Adjoining Compartment
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A data processor has air cooled components such as semiconductor memory cards that are held in several cabinets that are arranged about a central enclosure that contains blowers and other air cooling apparatus. For example, four cabinets can be located on each side of the central enclosure in the shape of a cross as seen from above. The lower half of the central enclosure forms a passageway for air that enters from below the enclosure (or from below a raised floor) through a conical inlet silencer. Cables that run between the cabinets are also located in this part of the central enclosure. A radial blower wheel is located at the end of this passageway, and the upper half of the central enclosure forms a plenum that is pressurized by the blower wh The plenum is acoustically lined.