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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Solution Spotlight: Bringing Efficiency and Profitability to the Data Center with GaN

Julian Styles  (Director, Business Development, GaN Systems)

Location: Data Center Live Theater, Expo Hall

Date: Thursday, May 11

Time: 10:40 am - 11:10 am

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- BUILD, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop, Data Center Build

Session Type: Expo Hall

Vault Recording: TBD

GaN Systems

Today, data centers are running more compute-intensive workloads than ever, necessitating faster speeds and more power. Data centers now account for roughly 1-2% of annual global power consumption. Without intervention, this number will certainly increase—and the impact on business and sustainability objectives will be further compromised.

Looking under the hood at data centers, you’ll find that most power systems are still based on legacy silicon technologies. While silicon has been used throughout the history of the data center, the technology has met its limits in performance and efficiency with studies showing that roughly 20% of power in the data center is currently being wasted as heat. At the same time, almost 40% of all energy consumed by the data center is used to power server racks.

This model is not scalable, sustainable, or profitable. Today, industry leaders are replacing conventional silicon power electronics with GaN-based solutions, which are more efficient and sustainable and deliver higher performance.


During this session, attendees will learn and understand:

  • One fundamental value proposition of GaN in the data center is sustainability. Learn how GaN plays an essential role in addressing energy inefficiencies in a data center’s power electronics.

  • The details of how GaN is being used in data center power applications today to increase Performance and Profits in the Data Center.

  • Understand how the efficiencies of GaN help decrease the energy consumption required to cool high-power server racks.

  • The ROI delivered by using GaN