Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) announced coolRAC™ technology, which the company describes as a breakthrough power architecture for enterprise data centers that dramatically increases energy efficiency and lowers operating cost. IDT says that its technology is the most efficient and cost-effective solution for enterprise data center applications, and does not require a data center re-design or changes to the physical architecture, minimizing the required effort and cost to upgrade.
According to the company, IDT coolRAC utilizes an innovative approach for converting and distributing the ac input power of an enterprise computing data center to the dc inputs of the servers’ electronics. Using low-voltage point-of-load conversion and ac distribution, coolRAC achieves end-to-end power efficiency of nearly 90% – said to be a 10% improvement over traditional solutions, dramatically lowering energy and cooling costs. This solution is said to provide a low-cost and high availability cabinet-level power solution for server, network, and storage products, such as those used in massive cloud computing facilities.