Energy-Efficient Direct-Current-Powering Technology Reduces Energy Use in Data Centers By Up to 20 Percent

Diagram of the loss in electrical power via conversions of AC to DC to AC to DC
June 2006

Researchers at EETD have teamed with Silicon Valley giants including Sun Microsystems, Intel, Cisco, and others to demonstrate technologies that could save billions of dollars a year in the energy costs of operating data centers, as well as improve reliability and lengthen equipment life.