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November 07, 2012
ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 7 – Vicor Corporation today announced its participation in Supercomputing 2012 (SC12), the international conference for high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis, hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12 - 15. At the event Vicor will showcase the newest additions to its comprehensive portfolio of high performance, high efficiency power management solutions for demanding datacenter applications. Supercomputing 2012 attendees can visit Vicor in Booth 4262.
Among the highlights planned for Supercomputing 2012, Vicor will host live demonstrations of a higher voltage (400 VDC) power distribution system for datacenter and telecom applications, featuring Vicor's VI Chip power modules and Factorized Power Architecture (FPA). These demonstrations will highlight the benefits and feasibility of higher voltage DC power distribution using commercial-grade, ETSI EN 300 132-3-1-compliant hardware, which enables greater conversion efficiency and lower operating costs than conventional power distribution schemes.
Vicor will also showcase its new Picor PI33XX Cool-Power ZVS buck regulator series, which affords system designers maximum power density and flexibility for high efficiency point of load DC-DC regulation. The integration of a high performance Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) topology within the PI33XX series increases point of load performance, providing best in class power efficiency up to 98% peak by minimizing the significant switching losses associated with conventional buck regulators that use hard-switching topologies.
Additionally, Vicor will highlight its direct 48V-to-processor, Intel x86 VR12.0-compliant power conversion solution for datacenter, cloud computing and telecom applications. Vicor's current multiplication from 48V directly to a 1V microprocessor load enables more efficient power distribution and eliminates duplicate conversion stages found in traditional 48V to 12V to 1V power systems, yielding more than 5% greater overall efficiency in a package size that's 3X smaller than competing offerings.
Supercomputing's exhibits, technical paper sessions, tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions distinguish the event as the premier forum to discuss and demonstrate emerging technologies and innovative applications in high performance computing. The 2012 conference is expecting 10,000 attendees representing more than 50 countries and 366 exhibitors.
About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA. Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics.
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