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1. CA2653817 - MODULAR COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

Office Canada
Application Number 2653817
Application Date 27.06.2006
Publication Number 2653817
Publication Date 06.12.2007
Grant Number
Grant Date 16.10.2012
Publication Kind C
IPC
G06F 1/20
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
20Cooling means
CPC
H05K 7/202
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KPRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
7Constructional details common to different types of electric apparatus
20Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating
20009using a gaseous coolant in electronic enclosures
202Air circulating in closed loop within enclosure wherein heat is removed through heat-exchangers
G06F 1/20
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
20Cooling means
G06F 2200/201
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
2200Indexing scheme relating to G06F1/04 - G06F1/32
20Indexing scheme relating to G06F1/20
201Cooling arrangements using cooling fluid
H05K 7/1497
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KPRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
7Constructional details common to different types of electric apparatus
14Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack
1485Servers; Data center rooms, e.g. 19-inch computer racks
1497Rooms for data centers; Shipping containers therefor
H05K 7/20754
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KPRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
7Constructional details common to different types of electric apparatus
20Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating
20709for server racks or cabinets; for data centers, e.g. 19-inch computer racks
20754Air circulating in closed loop within cabinets
H05K 7/2079
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KPRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
7Constructional details common to different types of electric apparatus
20Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating
20709for server racks or cabinets; for data centers, e.g. 19-inch computer racks
20763Liquid cooling without phase change
2079within rooms for removing heat from cabinets
Applicants GOOGLE INC.
Priority Data 60/810,451 01.06.2006 US
Title
(EN) MODULAR COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS
(FR) ENVIRONNEMENTS INFORMATIQUES MODULAIRES
Abstract
(EN)
A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a data network interface, a cooling fluid supply and a cooling fluid return; and a plurality of shipping containers that each enclose a modular computing environment that incrementally adds computing power to the system. Each shipping container may include a) a plurality of processing units coupled to the data network interface, each of which include a microprocessor; b) a heat exchanger configured to remove heat generated by the plurality of processing units by circulating cooling fluid from the supply through the heat exchanger and discharging it into the return; and c) docking members configured to releaseably couple to the connecting hub at one of the docking regions to receive electrical power, connect to the data network interface, and receive and discharge cooling fluid.