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Enclosure for Air-Cooled Processor With Separate Blower Compartment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064150D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Antonetti, VW Simons, RE [+details]

Abstract

An air-cooled processor enclosure is arranged so that the blowers can be located in a compartment separate from the other components of the processor. The processor enclosure has air-distributing compartments at one end and across the top. Air enters the end compartment at the bottom and flows upward and enters the top compartment. From the top compartment air flows downward in parallel streams through several component groups. Heated air at the bottom of the processor compartment flows upward where it leaves the processor compartment via feed through located in the top compartment. Blowers may be located under the raised floor and connected by a duct to the end compartment. Alternatively, the blowers can be located in the end compartment.