US Patent No. 9,992,913

RACK SYSTEM COOLING WITH INCLINED COMPUTING DEVICES


Patent No. 9,992,913
Issue Date June 05, 2018
Title Rack System Cooling With Inclined Computing Devices
Inventorship Michael Phillip Czamara, Seattle, WA (US)
Osvaldo P. Morales, Seattle, WA (US)
Peter George Ross, Olympia, WA (US)
Assignee Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NV (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,992,913

1. A data center, comprising:one or more racks, each of the one or more racks including a front end;
one or more servers coupled to at least one of the racks, wherein the one or more servers each comprise heat producing components mounted in an enclosure of the server,
wherein the enclosure of at least one of the servers is inclined in the rack such that a lower end of the at least one server is proximate to the front end of the rack and is at a lower elevation than a higher end of the at least one server; and
one or more air moving devices configured to move air from the front end of the rack and into the enclosure of the at least one inclined server such that air passes through the at least one inclined server from the lower end of the at least one inclined server to the higher end of the at least one inclined server, to remove heat from at least some of the heat producing components in the at least one inclined server, wherein the enclosure of the at least one inclined server is inclined such that the enclosure is aligned with a direction of airflow through the rack.