Technical Forum 2010 – Obstacles to Adoption of Higher Voltage Direct Current Power in the Data Center

03 February, 2010 | Presentation

Kevin Bross, Intel

Higher Voltage Direct Current (HVdc) power in the data center is a hot topic in the industry and numerous discussion papers have been published, including several by The Green Grid. Broad deployment of HVdc is becoming more possible, but many obstacles and issues still need to be addressed before HVdc can be a viable solution for a broader set of end-users. The Green Grid is working to identify the current obstacles, issues, and considerations that lie on the road to adoption of HVdc. This presentation from the 2010 Technical Forum, the group reviews a list of obstacles in the current HVdc path, discussing the pros and cons of the possible solutions for each.