US 10,368,467 B2
System and method for data center heat containment
Andrew Gold, Los Altos, CA (US); Scott C. Wiley, Los Altos, CA (US); and Marco Antonio Magarelli, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed by Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 10, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/729,188.
Prior Publication US 2019/0110378 A1, Apr. 11, 2019
Int. Cl. H05K 7/20 (2006.01); B25J 5/02 (2006.01); B65G 1/04 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 7/20781 (2013.01) [B25J 5/02 (2013.01); B65G 1/0435 (2013.01); H05K 7/20754 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A data center heat containment system comprising:
a plurality of information technology racks, wherein:
each rack within the plurality of information technology racks stores a plurality of information technology device modules;
the plurality of information technology racks are arranged such that interior faces of the plurality of information technology racks define a vertical column of space enclosed by the plurality of information technology racks; and
the plurality of information technology racks ventilate air heated by the plurality of information technology device modules from the interior faces of the plurality of information technology racks into the vertical column of space such that the heated air is contained within the vertical column of space; and
an air flow apparatus comprising a cone including a conical surface such that the conical surface points upward within the vertical column of space.