US Patent Application No: 2012/0134,678

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SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PHYSICALLY SEPARATED COMPUTE AND I/O RESOURCES IN THE DATACENTER TO ENABLE SPACE AND POWER SAVINGS

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An embodiment of a system and method disaggregate I/O resources from a server's compute resources, such as CPU and memory, by moving the server's local I/O devices to a remote location apart from the server's compute resources. An embodiment uses optical technology to accomplish the fast communication speeds needed between the compute resources and the remotely located I/O resources. Specifically, an embodiment uses fiber-optic cables and electrical-to-optical conversion to facilitate communication between the compute resources and the I/O resources. The compute resources and the remotely located I/O resources can be designed differently to allow conductive liquid cooling for the compute resources and air cooling for the I/O resources.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.HOUSTON, TX23148

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hutton, John F Fort Collins, CO 2 18
Roesner, Arlen L Fort Collins, CO 54 411
Rubenstein, Brandon Fort Collins, CO 44 116
Self, Richard Stanton - 1 0

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GOOGLE INC. (2)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
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CCS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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CIPHERMAX, INC. (1)
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Cyan, Inc. (1)
* 8,064,200 Cooling a chassis by moving air through a midplane between two sets of channels oriented laterally relative to one another 8 2008
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 7,373,268 Method and system for dynamically controlling cooling resources in a data center 29 2003
 
LYTRON, INC. (1)
* 2006/0187,639 Electronic component cooling and interface system 18 2005
 
NKF KABEL B.V. (1)
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