The Intepro Solution
Our Delta SM15K is a Programmable DC Power Supply with auto-ranging capability. As a result, it can provide lower voltage and higher current simultaneously (and vice-versa) while providing its maximum power rating (Figure 2). For this reason, one only needs a minimal quantity of power sources to provide the diverse electrical needs of a variety of server units, especially in a laboratory setting.
Also, the Delta SM15K contains a USB-B port and standard ethernet. This allows users to control the power sources remotely.
Additionally, Intepro Systems can build custom PDU designs, allowing one to distribute the input power into multiple server units. Here is an example of our builds (Figure 3).
With the increasing need of data transmission worldwide, the demand for larger server farms will only grow. This will result in higher energy consumption for the powering and cooling of server farms. The desire to reduce operational costs will promote the need for cost efficient and reliable solutions; the Delta SM15K can help achieve just that.
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