Blade Server Cooling
- Customer had thermal problem that was preventing shipment of product from factory
- Reliability was poor and resulted in high maintenance costs
- Thermal and flow regime simulations carried out. Model verified with smoke test
- Used CFD model to perform "what if" analysis. Proposed changes were implemented.
- Proposed solution had 4 fewer fans, was more reliable and quieter
- Allowed customer to use platform for next 2 generations of product
- Product was around $20 cheaper than before