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Live Presentation — 48V Direct-to-CPU Solution Enables Higher Performance for Artificial Intelligence Processors

Summary: 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 2016 event Google announced its initiative to promote 48V server and distribution infrastructure as a standard for data centers. This presentation will explain the advances that have been made since then and highlight the business value behind using 48V.

 Program description: “Power System Supporting Artificial Intelligence”

  • Power component of MHZ drive which constitutes next-generation compact and highly efficient power supply
  • Power for AI XPU (CPU, GPU)
  • New solution “Power-on-Package”

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 enables 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.

Date & venue:

Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:00am - 12:45am
Makuhari Messe 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-8550 Japan

About the presenter: 

Masanobu Kamata, Principal Application Engineer, 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.


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