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1. WO2020205384 - THERMAL ARRANGEMENT OF MODULES IN SERVER ASSEMBLIES

Publication Number WO/2020/205384
Publication Date 08.10.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2020/024797
International Filing Date 26.03.2020
IPC
G06F 1/20 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
20Cooling means
G06F 1/3296 2019.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
32Means for saving power
3203Power management, i.e. event-based initiation of a power-saving mode
3234Power saving characterised by the action undertaken
3296by lowering the supply or operating voltage
G01R 31/30 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
RMEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES
31Arrangements for testing electric properties; Arrangements for locating electric faults; Arrangements for electrical testing characterised by what is being tested not provided for elsewhere
28Testing of electronic circuits, e.g. by signal tracer
30Marginal testing, e.g. by varying supply voltage
H05K 7/20 2006.01
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
G06F 11/24 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
11Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
22Detection or location of defective computer hardware by testing during standby operation or during idle time, e.g. start-up testing
24Marginal testing
G06F 11/26 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
11Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
22Detection or location of defective computer hardware by testing during standby operation or during idle time, e.g. start-up testing
26Functional testing
CPC
G06F 1/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
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 1/206
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
206comprising thermal management
G06F 1/3296
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
32Means for saving power
3203Power management, i.e. event-based initiation of power-saving mode
3234Power saving characterised by the action undertaken
3296by lowering the supply or operating voltage
G06F 11/30
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
11Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
30Monitoring
G06F 11/34
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
11Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
30Monitoring
34Recording or statistical evaluation of computer activity, e.g. of down time, of input/output operation ; ; Recording or statistical evaluation of user activity, e.g. usability assessment
Applicants
  • MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • HERNANDEZ MOJICA, Andres Felipe
  • HOVIS, William Paul
  • BLANKENBURG, Garrett Douglas
Agents
  • MINHAS, Sandip S.
  • ADJEMIAN, Monica
  • BARKER, Doug
  • CHATTERJEE, Aaron C.
  • CHEN, Wei-Chen Nicholas
  • CHOI, Daniel
  • CHURNA, Timothy
  • DINH, Phong
  • EVANS, Patrick
  • GABRYJELSKI, Henry
  • GUPTA, Anand
  • HINOJOSA-SMITH, Brianna L.
  • HWANG, William C.
  • JARDINE, John S.
  • LEE, Sunah
  • LEMMON, Marcus
  • MARQUIS, Thomas
  • MEYERS, Jessica
  • ROPER, Brandon
  • SPELLMAN, Steven
  • SULLIVAN, Kevin
  • SWAIN, Cassandra T.
  • WALKER, Matt
  • WIGHT, Stephen A.
  • WISDOM, Gregg
  • WONG, Ellen
  • WONG, Thomas S.
  • ZHANG, Hannah
  • TRAN, Kimberly
Priority Data
16/373,70303.04.2019US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) THERMAL ARRANGEMENT OF MODULES IN SERVER ASSEMBLIES
(FR) AGENCEMENT THERMIQUE DE MODULES DANS DES ENSEMBLES SERVEURS
Abstract
(EN)
Computing assemblies, such as blade servers, can comprise a plurality of modular computing elements coupled onto an associated circuit board assembly. Assemblies and systems having enhanced individual computing module placement and arrangement are discussed herein, as well as example systems and operations to manufacture such assemblies. In one example, a method includes executing a performance test on a plurality of computing modules to determine at least variability in power consumption across the plurality of computing modules, and binning the plurality of computing modules according to graduated levels of the variability in power consumption. The method also includes selecting from among the graduated levels for placement in an assembly of ones of the computing modules in a progressively lower power consumption arrangement with relation to an airflow of the assembly.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des ensembles informatiques, tels que des serveurs lames, qui peuvent comprendre une pluralité d'éléments informatiques modulaires couplés sur un ensemble carte de circuit imprimé associé. L'invention concerne également des ensembles et des systèmes comprenant un placement et un agencement améliorés de module informatique individuel, ainsi que des systèmes et des opérations donnés à titre d'exemple pour fabriquer de tels ensembles. Dans un exemple, un procédé consiste à exécuter un test de performance sur une pluralité de modules informatiques pour déterminer au moins une variabilité de la consommation d'énergie sur la pluralité de modules informatiques, et à compartimenter la pluralité de modules informatiques en fonction de niveaux gradués de la variabilité de la consommation d'énergie. Le procédé comprend également la sélection parmi les niveaux gradués pour placer dans un ensemble certains des modules informatiques dans un agencement de consommation d'énergie progressivement inférieure par rapport à un flux d'air de l'ensemble.
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