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Live Presentation: 48V Direct to CPU Goes Mainstream

Vicor, leading 48V provider, to present at Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit 2017


March 06, 2017


48V Direct to CPU Goes MainstreamSummary: At the leading edge of 48V-to-CPU, Vicor Corporation will explain how a
48V system can be architected and implemented and will show the cost-saving benefit
of running data centers on 48V. At last year’s event Google announced its initiative
to promote 48V server and distribution infrastructure as a standard for data centers.


Program Description: High Performance Computing (HPC) applications have been
using 48V rack power distribution architectures for over 10 years as a means of reducing
power distribution losses. Due to increasing performance needs and subsequent higher
power CPU and GPU requirements to meet those performance needs, mainstream data
center servers are crossing a threshold of power utilization that is making the standard
12V distribution very challenging.


A 48V distribution system would enable a reduction in current of 4X that of a 12V system and with a 16X (I2R losses) reduction in power distribution losses. The presentation will show how a 48V system can be architected and easily implemented using readily available and time proven (+10 year) component level power building blocks with industry leading efficiency and density.


Dates & Venue
Thursday, March 9, 2017 — 10:30am - 10:55am
Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA


About the Presenter:
Robert Gendron, P.E. Vice President, Vicor


Who Should Attend?
This event is ideal for any level of engineer, from junior to engineering director who is involved with designing power systems.

For more information:

Open Compute Project


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About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation, manufactures and markets innovative, high-performance modular power components, from power modules to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the power source to the point of


Power Component Design Methodology
Vicor’s Power Component Design Methodology enables power system designers to reap all of the benefits of modular power component design – predictable component and system functionality and reliability, fast design cycles, and easy system configurability, re-configurability and scaling – while achieving system operating efficiency, power density and economy that rival the best alternative solutions. Utilizing Vicor’s Power System Designer, engineers can select from an extensive portfolio of proven Vicor power components to architect, optimize and simulate their complete power system, all the way from their input sources to their points of load. This innovative approach to power system design delivers fast time-to-market and state-of-the-art performance while minimizing the possibility of last minute surprises and delays that so often occur with conventional or custom design methodologies.


Colin Boroski
Rainier Communications
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