2022-10-18 MUNICH, GERMANY – Media OutReach – October 18, 2022 – The new dimension of digitalization is huge and global data volumes will only grow exponentially in the future with video streaming, virtual conferences , cloud services, cryptocurrencies and many other digital applications. Experts estimate that the data has increased 146 times in just 15 years. According to the United States International Trade Commission, 175 zettabytes (≙ 175,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data should be reached as early as 2025. Currently, around 8,000 data centers process, store and network these huge volumes of data. In addition to performance and safety, optimizing energy efficiency is essential to their profitability and sustainability.
To meet these requirements and enable the decarbonization of data centers, Super Micro Computer (Nasdaq: SMCI), a provider of complete computing solutions for cloud, AI/ML, storage and 5G/Edge, is collaborating with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) by choosing their high efficiency power stage semiconductor products. “When developing our green computing platforms, we choose key vendors who share our energy efficiency goal to reduce power consumption,” said Manhtien Phan, vice president, Server Technology, Supermicro. “With Supermicro solutions and Infineon technologies, you can reduce system power consumption, which reduces overall data center energy usage, minimizing environmental impact.”
“Data center cooling is responsible for a large portion of energy consumption. Our energy-efficient TDA21490 and TDA21535 power stages are ideal for data centers to reduce heat dissipation,” said Adam White, president of Infineon’s Power & Sensor Systems business. “These semiconductors provide high temperature tolerance and excellent reliability to enable free-air cooling of the server to further improve the efficiency of power usage in the customer’s data center and deliver greater energy efficiency.”
The Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE) measure divides the total power delivered to the data center by the actual power consumed by the IT equipment. An ideal PUE value is 1.0, which means that all of the power required for a data center is in the actual computing devices, not overhead such as cooling or power conversion. According to recent researchIT and data center managers reported an average annual PUE ratio of 1.57 in their largest data center, indicating that there is room for improvement in uncontrolled cooling and power costs, as well than reducing CO emissions2 footprint.
Supermicro’s green computing platform can significantly improve PUE. Specifically, the Supermicro MicroBlade® family offers the best server density for a variety of processors, up to 112 1-socket Atom® nodes, 56 1-socket Xeon® nodes, and 28 2-socket Xeon® nodes in 6U. This can be effortlessly deployed at scale and provisioned in volume with its data center-friendly features and designs, including free-air cooling and battery-backup power (BBP®). The MicroBlade can provide up to 86% improvement in power efficiency and 56% improvement in density over standard 1U rackmount servers.
The MicroBlade server uses Infineon TDA21490 and TDA21535 OptiMOS™ integrated power stages. The TDA21490 enables a robust and reliable voltage regulator design for high-performance xPUs, ASICs, and SoCs used in server, memory, AI, and networking applications. The device offers best-in-class efficiency with its OptiMOS power MOSFETs in a thermally efficient package. The low quiescent current driver enables deep sleep mode to further increase efficiency at light loads and provides excellent current monitoring which greatly improves system performance. In addition to robust OptiMOS MOSFET technology, the TDA21490’s comprehensive fault protection function further enhances system robustness and reliability.
The TDA21535 incorporates a low quiescent current synchronous buck-gate driver IC in a co-package with high-side and low-side MOSFETs, and an active diode structure that achieves low values for the diode forward voltage of the body (VSouth Dakota) similar to a Schottky barrier diode with very little reverse recovery load. The internal MOSFET current measurement algorithm with temperature compensation in the TDA21535 provides superior current measurement accuracy compared to the best controller-based inductive DC resistance measurement methods. Operating at a switching frequency of up to 1.5 MHz enables high performance transient response and helps reduce inductance and output capacitance while maintaining peak efficiency.
About the super microcomputer
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a leading provider of Building Block Solutions® advanced servers for data centers, cloud computing, enterprise computing, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and embedded systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides its customers with the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions available on the market. More information is available at www.supermicro.com
More information on Infineon’s contribution to energy efficiency: www.infineon.com/green-energy
Infineon makes the IoT work
Microelectronics is the heart of every IoT solution. Infineon’s sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, communication modules and security components underpin every device. The company is a one-stop technology partner for building smart, energy-efficient, and secure IoT applications with development boards, evaluation kits, and design tools to support manufacturers. More information on Infineon’s contribution to the IoT: www.infineon.io.