California Inventors Develop Data Center Cooling System
November 7, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, VA--Scott Noteboom, Albert Dell Robison, and Norman Holt developed a cold-row encapsulation system for server-farm cooling. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: “Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to efficient cooling of data centers. Some embodiments of the invention allow encapsulation of cold rows through an enclosure and allow server fans to draw cold air from the cold row encapsulation structure to cool servers installed on the server racks. In other particular embodiments, the systems disclosed can be used to mix outside cool air into the cold row encapsulation structure to cool the servers. In some embodiments, the present invention involves using multiple cold row encapsulation structures to cool the servers installed on the racks.” The inventors were issued U.S. Patent No. 7,430,118 on Sept. 30. The patent has been assigned to Yahoo! Inc., Sunnyvale, CA. The original application was filed on June 4, 2007.