USING GAN SEMICONDUCTORS TO SCALE POWER AND EFFICIENCY IN DATA CENTERS
Data center operators and their suppliers need to think and act differently as the world moves from 8 to 30 billion connected devices in the next few years. As IoT, wearables, and machine learning drive us to an even more data-intensive society, we need to reconsider our short-term vs. long-term thinking about risk, design, power, and sustainability in data centers in order to achieve both financial goals and global corporate responsibility.
The 8 million data centers in the world today account for 2% of the world’s energy use. That is rapidly trending to 5%. While most data centers are considered relatively energy efficient by today’s standards, every 0.5% increase in data center energy efficiency is significant and must be leveraged.
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Changing Data Center Economics Through Power Supply Design
GaN enables smaller, more efficient and lower cost power supply design. This means not only greater server density and increased revenues, but also OPEX savings as a result of decreased data center energy consumption. The resulting change in data center design best practices leads to postponement of data center build-out as existing resources can handle larger data loads.
POWER DENSITY INCREASE
POWER LOSS REDUCTION
LOWER SYSTEM COST
GaN Technology in Data Centers
– Universal Power Supply (UPS)
– Rack Power Supplies
– Server Motherboard Power
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