First Direct 48V-to-Processor, Intel x86-compliant Solution

July 16, 2012
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First Direct 48 V-to-Processor, Intel x86-compliant Solution

First Intel-compliant direct 48V-to-processor power conversion solution

With increasing demands on datacenter and cloud computing infrastructure, efficient power management is a growing concern. Electricity costs can account for up to 50% of annual datacenter operating expenses. The 5% efficiency gain enabled by Vicor’s Intel compliant power solution can reduce per-processor power loss by 10W – or 30% – which can yield annual datacenter electricity savings of approximately $500,000 across 30,000 onsite processors.

At the recent Techno-Frontier conference in Tokyo, Vicor announced the first Intel-compliant direct 48V-to-processor power conversion solution for the datacenter, cloud computing and telecom markets. This Factorized Power solution complies with Intel’s x86 VR12.0 voltage regulation specification and provides more efficient power distribution, greater overall efficiency in a smaller power footprint than competing solutions.

A new Vicor whitepaper, From 48 V Direct to Intel VR 12.0: Saving ‘Big Data’ $500,000 per datacenter, per year, examines the solution in detail and the significant benefits of 48 V to processor power conversion.

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