Emerson’s 45kW Rack to House Hyperscale Workloads

Emerson Network Power is focused on the hyperscale computing market, which includes extreme density and innovations in rack design. At last week’s Open Compute Summit, the Emerson team displayed rack solution that can support up to 45KW per rack, integrating power distribution and back-up into the Open Rack specification (created with off-the-shelf components). David Gerhart and Eric Wilcox from the new Emerson Hyperscale Solutions team  provided an overview of the rack to Data Center Knowledge editor Rich Miller. The rack, which uses the 19-inch footprint, includes a single AC feed (DC goes to the servers, but is only used for back-up) with an onboard centralized inverter and 48V batteries. There is just one minute of battery back-up in the rack, while the servers’ workload is shifted or shut down “gracefully.” The video runs 5 minutes 30 seconds.

The company recently started a new business unit — Emerson Hyperscale Solutions — to address the needs of hyperscale data center operators. (See DCK Coverage – Emerson Adapts Open Compute, Eyes Hyperscale Market.)

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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