Patents by Inventor Christian L. Belady

Christian L. Belady has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11567548
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 11539453
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting a plurality of computing nodes includes a plurality of optical circuit switches and a plurality of electrical circuit switches. A first network stage comprises a first plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes is optically coupled to at least one of the first plurality of circuit switches. A second network stage comprises a second plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each circuit switch among the first plurality of circuit switches is optically coupled to each circuit switch among the second plurality of optical circuit switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hitesh Ballani, Christian L. Belady, Lisa Ru-Feng Hsu, Winston Allen Saunders, Paolo Costa, Douglas M. Carmean, Kai Shi, Charles Boecker
  • Patent number: 11533829
    Abstract: A liquid-submersible thermal management system includes a shell, a heat-generating component, a working fluid, and at least one heat-dispersing element. The shell defines an immersion chamber where the heat-generating component is located in the immersion chamber. The working fluid is positioned in the immersion chamber and at least partially surrounds the heat-generating component so the working fluid receives heat from the heat-generating component. The at least one heat-dispersing element is positioned on exterior surface of the shell to conduct heat from the shell into the heat-dispersing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam Atallah Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Eric C. Peterson, Bharath Ramakrishnan, Christian L. Belady, Ricardo Gouvea Bianchini
  • Publication number: 20220368420
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes. The system may ensure a line of sight between the plurality of computing nodes and the optical transceivers to facilitate the free-space optical communications. The line of sight may be preserved by the position or placement of the computing nodes in the system. The position or placement of the computing nodes may be achieved by using different shaped enclosures for holding the computing nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Hitesh BALLANI, Paolo COSTA, Douglas CARMEAN
  • Patent number: 11501194
    Abstract: A method described herein includes an act of receiving data that is indicative of predicted weather conditions for a particular geographic region, wherein the particular geographic region has an energy generation system therein, and wherein the energy generation system utilizes at least one renewable energy resource to generate electrical power. The method also includes the act of scheduling a computational workload for at least one computer in a data center based at least in part upon the data that is indicative of the predicted weather conditions for the particular geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Tennyson Harper, III, Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris, Christian L. Belady
  • Publication number: 20220361378
    Abstract: A thermal management system for cooling electronic devices includes an immersion cooling system, a vapor buffer tank, and a liquid buffer tank. The immersion cooling system includes an immersion tank defining an immersion chamber, a working fluid in the immersion chamber, and a condenser. A liquid portion of the working fluid defines an immersion bath in the immersion chamber and a vapor portion defines a headspace above the immersion bath in the immersion chamber. The condenser condenses the vapor portion of the working fluid to the liquid portion of the working fluid. The vapor buffer tank is in fluid communication with the headspace, and a vapor valve selectively allows fluid communication between the vapor buffer tank and the headspace. The liquid buffer tank is in fluid communication with the immersion chamber, and a liquid valve selectively allows fluid communication between the liquid buffer tank and the immersion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Husam Atallah ALISSA, Stephan Wayne GILGES, Eric C. PETERSON, Sean Michael JAMES, Christian L. BELADY, Marcus Felipe FONTOURA, Ioannis MANOUSAKIS, Bharath RAMAKRISHNAN
  • Patent number: 11476934
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes. The system may ensure a line of sight between the plurality of computing nodes and the optical transceivers to facilitate the free-space optical communications. The line of sight may be preserved by the position or placement of the computing nodes in the system. The position or placement of the computing nodes may be achieved by using different shaped enclosures for holding the computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Winston Allen Saunders, Christian L. Belady, Lisa Ru-Feng Hsu, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Douglas Carmean
  • Publication number: 20220330452
    Abstract: A liquid-submersible thermal management system includes a cylindrical outer shell and an inner shell positioned in an interior volume of the outer shell. The cylindrical outer shell has a longitudinal axis oriented vertically relative to a direction of gravity, and the inner shell defines an immersion chamber. The liquid-submersible thermal management system a spine positioned inside the immersion chamber and oriented at least partially in a direction of the longitudinal axis with a heat-generating component located in the immersion chamber. A working fluid is positioned in the immersion chamber and at least partially surrounding the heat-generating component. The working fluid receives heat from the heat-generating component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Husam Atallah ALISSA, Ioannis MANOUSAKIS, Nicholas Andrew KEEHN, Eric C. PETERSON, Bharath RAMAKRISHNAN, Christian L. BELADY, Ricardo Gouvea BIANCHINI
  • Publication number: 20220330453
    Abstract: A liquid-submersible thermal management system includes a shell, a heat-generating component, a working fluid, and at least one heat-dispersing element. The shell defines an immersion chamber where the heat-generating component is located in the immersion chamber. The working fluid is positioned in the immersion chamber and at least partially surrounds the heat-generating component so the working fluid receives heat from the heat-generating component. The at least one heat-dispersing element is positioned on exterior surface of the shell to conduct heat from the shell into the heat-dispersing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Husam Atallah ALISSA, Ioannis MANOUSAKIS, Nicholas Andrew KEEHN, Eric C. PETERSON, Bharath RAMAKRISHNAN, Christian L. BELADY, Ricardo Gouvea BIANCHINI
  • Publication number: 20220308643
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 11392184
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220140934
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting a plurality of computing nodes includes a plurality of optical circuit switches and a plurality of electrical circuit switches. A first network stage comprises a first plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes is optically coupled to at least one of the first plurality of circuit switches. A second network stage comprises a second plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each circuit switch among the first plurality of circuit switches is optically coupled to each circuit switch among the second plurality of optical circuit switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hitesh BALLANI, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Paolo COSTA, Douglas M. CARMEAN, Kai SHI, Charles BOECKER
  • Publication number: 20220141558
    Abstract: A system for efficiently interconnecting computing nodes can include a plurality of computing nodes and a plurality of network switches coupled in parallel to the plurality of computing nodes. The system can also include a plurality of node interfaces. Each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes can include at least one node interface for each network switch among the plurality of network switches. The plurality of node interfaces corresponding to a computing node can be configured to send data to another computing node via the plurality of network switches. The system can also include a plurality of switch interfaces. Each network switch among the plurality of network switches can include at least one switch interface for each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes. A switch interface corresponding to the computing node can be coupled to a node interface corresponding to the computing node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hitesh BALLANI, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Paolo COSTA, Douglas M. CARMEAN
  • Publication number: 20220100241
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 11266038
    Abstract: Superconducting computing system housed in a liquid hydrogen environment and related aspects are described. An example superconducting computing system includes a housing, arranged inside a liquid hydrogen environment, where a lower pressure is maintained inside the housing than a pressure outside the housing. The superconducting computing system further includes a substrate, arranged inside the housing, having a surface, where a plurality of components attached to the surface is configured to provide at least one of a computing or a storage functionality, and the substrate further comprises a plurality of circuit traces for interconnecting at least a subset of the plurality of the components. The housing is configured such that each of the plurality of components is configured to operate at a first temperature, where the first temperature is below 4.2 Kelvin, despite the liquid hydrogen environment having a second temperature greater than 4.2 Kelvin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Monroe, Christian L. Belady
  • Publication number: 20210409848
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of node optical transceivers that are electrically coupled to at least some of the plurality of computing nodes. The system can also include a plurality of router optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications with the plurality of node optical transceivers. Each node optical transceiver among the plurality of node optical transceivers can have a corresponding router optical transceiver that is optically coupled to the node optical transceiver. The system can also include a router that is coupled to the plurality of router optical transceivers. The router can be configured to route the free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Hitesh BALLANI, Paolo COSTA, Douglas M. CARMEAN
  • Patent number: 11109122
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of node optical transceivers that are electrically coupled to at least some of the plurality of computing nodes. The system can also include a plurality of router optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications with the plurality of node optical transceivers. Each node optical transceiver among the plurality of node optical transceivers can have a corresponding router optical transceiver that is optically coupled to the node optical transceiver. The system can also include a router that is coupled to the plurality of router optical transceivers. The router can be configured to route the free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Winston Allen Saunders, Christian L. Belady, Lisa Ru-Feng Hsu, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Douglas M. Carmean
  • Patent number: 11019747
    Abstract: A bus architecture for supplying power to loads in a datacenter includes a first DC bus including a first bus conductor and a first plurality of source/load groups. Each of the first plurality of source/load groups includes a first power source and a first plurality of loads, wherein at least one of the first plurality of loads includes a server rack. The first power source in each of the first plurality of source/load groups is sized to supply power to the first plurality of loads for the corresponding one of the first plurality of source/load groups. The first power source in each of the first plurality of source/load groups is also sized to provide excess capacity to be shared by the first plurality of loads corresponding to other ones of the first plurality of source/load groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, Sean M. James, Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Patent number: 10928845
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to predicting an amount of electrical power that is to be generated by a power system at a future point in time, wherein the power system utilizes a renewable energy resource to generate electrical power. A camera is positioned to capture an image of sky over a geographic region of interest. The image is analyzed to predict an amount of solar radiation that is to be received by the power source at a future point in time. The predicted solar radiation is used to predict an amount of electrical power that will be output by the power system at the future point in time. A computational resource of a data center that is powered by way of the power source is managed as a function of the predicted amount of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Joseph Williams, Gabriel Kliot, Chia-Chi Lin, Shaun L. Harris, Christian L. Belady, Eric C. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200396863
    Abstract: Superconducting computing system housed in a liquid hydrogen environment and related aspects are described. An example superconducting computing system includes a housing, arranged inside a liquid hydrogen environment, where a lower pressure is maintained inside the housing than a pressure outside the housing. The superconducting computing system further includes a substrate, arranged inside the housing, having a surface, where a plurality of components attached to the surface is configured to provide at least one of a computing or a storage functionality, and the substrate further comprises a plurality of circuit traces for interconnecting at least a subset of the plurality of the components. The housing is configured such that each of the plurality of components is configured to operate at a first temperature, where the first temperature is below 4.2 Kelvin, despite the liquid hydrogen environment having a second temperature greater than 4.2 Kelvin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Monroe, Christian L. Belady