07046514 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 2 patents.

A modular data center, for housing and cooling electronic equipment, includes multiple housings, a first portion of the housings configured to hold heat-producing electronic equipment and a second portion of the housings configured to hold at least one cooling unit, each of the housings of the first portion having a front and a back and configured to hold the heat-producing electronic equipment such that gas is drawn into the equipment from fronts of the equipment, heated by the equipment to become heated gas, and expelled by the electronic equipment is expelled through the backs of the housings, and at least one panel coupled to a pair of the housings to bridge a gap between the pair of the housings, where the housings and the at least one panel are disposed and coupled to form a laterally-enclosed arrangement laterally enclosing a hot region and defining a top opening allowing gas to vertically exit the hot region, and where backs of the housings of the first portion are disposed adjacent to the hot region such that the heat-producing equipment, when mounted to the housings, will expel the heated gas into the hot region.

Title
Data center cooling
Application Number
10/863740
Publication Number
7046514 (B2)
Application Date
June 7, 2004
Publication Date
May 16, 2006
Inventor
Rollie R Johnson
Chesterfield
MO, US
Richard J Johnson
Chesterfield
MO, US
Stephen F Held
Wildwood
MO, US
John H Bean Jr
Wentzville
MO, US
James R Fink
Exeter
RI, US
Agent
Alison L McCarthy Esq
A Jason Mirabito Esq
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C
Assignee
American Power Conversion Corporation
RI, US
IPC
H05K 7/20
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