US Patent No. 10,251,315

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COOLING HIGH DENSITY ARRAYS OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY MASS STORAGE DEVICES


Patent No. 10,251,315
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Apparatuses And Methods For Cooling High Density Arrays Of Non-volatile Memory Mass Storage Devices
Inventorship Matthew Phillip Mitchell, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Eugene McCabe, Fremont, CA (US)
Ritesh Kumar, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Donald Chong Lee, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Franz Michael Schuette, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Assignee SANMINA CORPORATION, San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,315

1. A server computer in a data center having hot and cold isles, the server computer comprising: an enclosure having a first circuit board configured to interface through connectors with a plurality of non-volatile memory devices; a first compartment and a second compartment separated by an air duct, the first compartment having a first set of vents directed to a cold isle, the second compartment having a second set of vents directed to a hot isle; and a third compartment in the enclosure located underneath the first and second compartments forming a plenum open to the cold isle and the hot isle and porting to the air duct, the air duct having a plurality of fans for moving cooling fluid across the plurality of non-volatile memory devices; wherein the plurality of fans comprise a first group of fans and a second group of fans; and wherein an axial orientation of the first and second groups of fans is normal to a plane of the first circuit board; and wherein the first group of fans has an opposite air flow direction compared to the second group of fans.