Just drove by at 9pm tonight and saw a large number of cars in the parking lot. It was dark so I couldn't gauge how many but would hazard a guess at 60 or so? Interesting ... Maybe just a staff meeting? Something else perhaps? Hoping for the best. We might get a glimpse of how things are going next week in the quarterly CC. Sure seems like Intel is putting a lot on the line for cloud computing in their latest quarterly CC.
Vicor’s 48V Direct-to-PoL product family is comprised of non-isolated Buck-Boost Pre-Regulator modules (PRMs) and Voltage Transformation Modules (VTMs). When configured in a “Factorized Power Architecture,” a ...PRM (e.g., a Vicor Cool-Power P3751-02 Buck-Boost PRM) receives its input from a 48V distributed bus and delivers a controlled, “factorized” voltage to the input of a VTM. The output voltage of the VTM is the factorized voltage multiplied by a fixed conversion ratio (K) and the output current of the VTM is 1/K times the VTM input current. Current multiplication at the Point-of-Load delivers higher efficiency, density, and bandwidth, all of which are distinguishing attributes of Factorized Power.
Vicor announced its latest generation 48V Direct-to-PoL product family at the Open Compute Project Summit 2016 in March of this year, coincident with Google’s announcement of its adoption of a 48V server and distribution infrastructure for green data centers. Vicor’s PRM/VTM solutions have been designed into advanced CPU/GPU motherboards, including advanced applications incorporating next generation POWER CPU products.
Two new VTM current multiplier modules are being introduced during OpenPOWER Summit 2016: a K=1/48 unit, whose secondary-side voltage is one-forty-eighth (1/48) of its primary-side voltage, delivering up to 135 Amps of current at a density up to 1948 Amps/In3, and a K=1/40 unit, whose secondary-side voltage is one-fortieth (1/40) of its primary-side voltage, delivering up to 130 Amps of current at a density up to 1354 Amps/In3. Devices can be operated in parallel to address higher current GPU processors of 250A or more. VTMs feature typical conversion efficiency exceeding 94% and true bidirectional power transfer capability... etc.
New Modules Enable Efficient 48V Direct-to-Point-of-Load solutions for next generation IBM POWER CPU processors and GPUs
Andover, MA – April 7, 2016 – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced an expansion of its family of 48V Direct-to-PoL (Point-of-Load) power modules. Optimized for system loads (CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, and DDR memory) requiring operating voltages below 1.25 Volts at load currents up to hundreds of Amperes, these new modules enable power systems with higher density and conversion efficiency than alternative solutions. Combining best-in-class power density, efficiency, and thermal and electrical performance afforded by Vicor’s Sine Amplitude Converter (SAC) technology in a rugged, thin 13mm x 23mm ChiP, these new modules are ideally suited for use in a broad range of 48 Volt power systems applications.
Efficient, dense, cost-effective, and reliable power distribution is a critical element in data centers and other applications. It is axiomatic that higher distribution bus voltage reduces distribution bus loss. However, overall system power loss is comprised of both distribution bus loss and the losses in the power converters that power CPUs and other loads. Because conventional approaches to power conversion exhibit decreasing efficiency and power density as bus voltage increases, conventional distributed power system design has required trading off bus voltage, and bus losses, against power converter loss and size. So, while the “sweet spot” for distributed power is at 48V, given lower distribution losses, smaller storage capacitors, smaller cables and bus bars, and no special safety precautions, conventional distributed power systems have historically relied on a lower voltage bus (e.g., 12V) and its associated higher losses. By providing efficiencies from a 48V bus that are better than 12V legacy solutions, in a fraction of the space, Vicor’s 48V Direct-to-PoL product families eliminate the tradeoff between bus voltage and system efficient
He'll be gone as of December 31. I didn't get a great feeling from him as being someone who could take Vicor into the era of a new paradigm. Anyone else have any thoughts on?
Is this a big business opportunity for Vicor as well?
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I bought ninety (90) of these Cree 60W Equivalent Soft White A19 Non-Dimmable LED Light Bulbs with 4-Flow Filament Design for $1.97 last week and am planning on buying many more...
Very good new graphic depicting 48V direct to CPU on Vicor website with a compelling array of benefits. Good marketing info...
Google joins Open Compute Project to drive standards in IT infrastructure
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
We’re excited to announce that we're joining the Open Compute Project (OCP) to help drive standardization in IT infrastructure. More specifically, Google will contribute a new rack specification that includes 48V power distribution and a new form factor to allow OCP racks to fit into our data centers.
… We kicked-off the development of 48V rack power distribution in 2010, as we found it was at least 30% more energy efficient and more cost effective in supporting these higher-performance systems.
Our 48V architecture has since evolved and includes servers with 48V to point-of-load designs, and rack-level 48V Li-Ion UPS systems. Google has been designing and using 48V infrastructure at scale for several years, and we feel comfortable with the robustness of the design and its reliability.
As the industry's working to solve these same problems and dealing with higher-power workloads, such as GPUs for machine learning, it makes sense to standardize this new design by working with OCP. We believe this will help everyone adopt this next generation power architecture, and realize the same power efficiency and cost benefits as Google. . .to expand the Open Rack specification. We’re collaborating with Facebook on a common 48V rack that we intend to submit for consideration by OCP.
Vicor Modules Support the Data Center Infrastructure Highlighted by Google at Open Compute Summit
Factorized Power Architecture Modules Enable Efficient 48V Direct-to-PoL (CPU, GPU, ASIC
Andover, MA – March 10, 2016 – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced its latest generation of 48V Direct-to-PoL (Point-of-Load) power components. These modules, which allow contemporary low-voltage, high-current CPUs, GPUs, ASICs and DDR memory to be powered off of a 48V distribution bus, enable unprecedented power density, conversion efficiency and low power system distribution loss. Evidencing advances in power conversion engines, control systems and modular power technology, Vicor’s latest 48V modules are being introduced following the Open Compute Project (“OCP”) Summit 2016 at which Google announced its initiative to promote 48V server and distribution infrastructure as a standard for data centers. Patrizio Vinciarelli, President and CEO of Vicor, commented: “By developing its 48V server infrastructure, Google pioneered green data centers. And by promoting an open 48V rack standard, Google is now enabling a reduction in the global cloud electricity footprint.”
Efficient, dense, cost-effective and reliable power distribution is a critical element in data centers and other distributed electronics applications, such as autonomous driving vehicles and LED lighting. Although the benefits of a higher distribution bus voltage, particularly 48V, which requires no special safety precautions, are well known (smaller cables and bus bars, lower distribution losses, smaller storage capacitors), conventional power conversion approaches have not been able to efficiently, or compactly, transform power from a 48V bus into the low voltages (e.g., 3.3V, 1.8V and 0.8V) and high currents (e.g. 95 Amps) required by contemporary CPUs or GPUs. As a result, CPU power conversion has customarily relied on ...
Still long, very. Getting stronger as the price of shares increases. I am hopeful that in time, Vicor will be our friend.
Oops, you're right, it was only 1 share acquired, for a total of 70K shares beneficially owned. Sorry about that.
He sure puts his own money where his mouth is... This is not casual or trivial purchase... I hope it portends a prosperous future for he, I and you all...
The LACK of meaningful results for the quarter and year was VERY disappointing. The CC was even worse, it was a big fat nothing. Tendrils of the delusional? I'm beyond being skeptical at this point and am considering dumping all I've accumulated over the last 10 years...
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Arrow Electronics : Vicor extends agreement with Arrow Electronics across Europe; Contract extension follows business growth and formation of specialist Arrow power solutions team
02/19/2016 | 09:05am US/Eastern
Arrow Electronics has announced that Vicor has extended its distribution franchise agreement to cover a further 16 European countries. Arrow previously worked with Vicor in the UK and Italy only. The extension follows a successful year during which Arrow grew its business with the Vicor product line and identified a significant number of new project opportunities.