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Datacenter and Servers

The “Applied Power Electronics Conference” is without a doubt one of the highlights of the year, and I am very pleased that we were able to travel to Long Beach at the end of February. Visiting the US is always something special, and the concept of the event, alternating its location, gives us the chance to see different places and venues - another benefit of APEC. This year, the organizers reported that the event achieved a new record high number of attendees. Congratulations! During the many meetings that Bodo and I had, the dominant topics were datacenter and servers, and how the continuing adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will heavily increase the demand for power, and thus efficient servers and infrastructure. The industry expects this field to grow constantly in the coming years, in both technical innovatio...

Datacenter and Servers

The “Applied Power Electronics Conference” is without a doubt one of the highlights of the year, and I am very pleased that we were able to travel to Long Beach at the end of February. Visiting the US is always something special, and the concept of the event, alternating its location, gives us the chance to see different places and venues - another benefit of APEC. This year, the organizers reported that the event achieved a new record high number of attendees. Congratulations! During the many meetings that Bodo and I had, the dominant topics were datacenter and servers, and how the continuing adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will heavily increase the demand for power, and thus efficient servers and infrastructure. The industry expects this field to grow constantly in the coming years, in both technical innovations and increased sales. Because, let’s be honest, without earning any money, in the end even designing the most advanced components and techniques will not satisfy the shareholders and top management. Especially in times when electromobility, as one of the most promising industries over the last years, has seemed to slow down for some reason during recent months!

Another first at APEC was the concept they introduced on the stages within the exhibition hall. They used headphones for the audience and speakers, so the people at the stands around the stage would not be affected by any noise whatsoever. In my opinion, this was a very smart idea and I really hope this can be adopted by other events. And, as I know this question will instantly arise: Yes, they sanitized every single one after each session!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Power Integrations for sponsoring the press room once again. It makes our work at the event so much more convenient. The press room was very busy all of the time, as you can imagine. But where were all the German editors you could meet there in past years? Who knows, but next year we’ll most likely bring one of them back with us!

Bodo’s magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner serving our clients in North America. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version at bodospowerchina.com. An archive of my magazine with every single issue is available for free at my website bodospower.com.

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Let the server farms take a rest and enjoy your time off-line. Spring is coming, and the best things in life happen in the real world!

Kindest regards,
Holger



Apr
16
PE International
PE International
  •  Belgium
  •  Brussels
  •  2 days
pe-international.net
Apr
30
Thermal Management Expo NA
Thermal Management Expo NA
  •  USA
  •  Novi, MI
  •  2 days
thermalmanagementexpo.com
May
02
EEPower Day
EEPower Day
  •  www
  •  online
  •  1 days
eepower.com
May
07
Fortronic
Fortronic
  •  Italy
  •  Bologna
  •  2 days
fortronic.it
May
14
CWIEME Berlin
CWIEME Berlin
  •  Germany
  •  Berlin
  •  3 days
berlin.cwiemeevents.com