Open Rack has proved to be a powerful platform for cost-effective data center scale-out. Focus on vanity free technology, coupled with an open source hardware model has changed the landscape for rack scale computing infrastructure. However, next-generation server/networking architectures, combined with increasing demand for data center operational and capital efficiencies, put extreme pressure on continued improvement of the rack power subsystem. This talk will examine rack level power delivery with a focus on areas for possible improvement in: energy efficiency, reduction of stranded power, reduction of rack footprint, vendor interoperability, energy storage, and improved total cost of ownership. As a global leader in power solutions, Artesyn seeks to kick off this discussion in order to identify other interested parties and prioritize possible IP submissions.
Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=153d350e1391d7806c7ca577467cb531