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ICDCM Presentation Highlights the Breadth of the Data Center Power Challenge

June 30, 2015
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ICDCM Presentation Highlights the Breadth of the Data Center Power Challenge

At the recent ICDCM conference, Maurizio Salato presented a paper with a graph that summarizes the range of voltages that are used and power that must be delivered in a data center:

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ICDCM 2015 Paper Describes Optimal Power Architectures for Datacenters

June 9, 2015
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ICDCM 2015 Paper Describes Optimal Power Architectures for Datacenters

Read this paper by Maurizio Salato and Ugo Ghisla, which was originally presented at ICDCM 2015, to learn more about the use of high voltage DC power distribution to optimize datacenter power architectures.

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Bi-directional Conversion Topology Improves Performance of Batteries Systems in Energy Storage Applications

June 4, 2015
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Batteries play an increasingly important role in energy storage systems (ESS), allowing surplus energy harvested from fluctuating renewable energy sources to be stored and then released to the consuming equipment, or delivered back to the grid, when needed.

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Whiteboard: Fan Array Speed Control

May 5, 2015
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Whiteboard: Fan Array Speed Control

To improve efficiency and reduce noise, system designers need to control the speed of cooling fans. This Whiteboard shows a solution developed by Vicor applications engineer, Syed Saqib

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Vicor HV BCM in ChiP Package Wins IDC Award in China

April 7, 2015
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We are delighted that our High Voltage Bus Converter Module (BCM) built on the Converter housed in Package (ChiP) platform has won a 2014-2015 China IDC Best Product & Solution Award.

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EDN Article Explains the Role of Power in the Path to Exascale Computing

April 7, 2015
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EDN Article Explains the Role of Power in the Path to Exascale Computing

A recent article in EDN described the importance of power in today’s supercomputers, and the next generation, Exascale computing.

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The Next Big Thing in Datacenters is 400 V HVDC Power

March 25, 2015
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The Next Big Thing in Datacenters is 400 V HVDC Power

In an interesting article published by ECN, Brian Davies from Anderson Power Products explains why new standards, and the availability of equipment that meets these standards, have moved 400 V High Voltage DC (HVDC) power distribution from theory to reality.

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