What the Chip Revolution Means for Data Centers

Jan. 12, 2023
On this week’s Data Center Frontier Show, we talk with Greg Stover, the Global Director of Hi-Tech Development for Vertiv, who shares insights on the hot chips emerging from Silicon Valley, and how they may change data center design.

Across Silicon Valley, there are innovations underway that will change the way data centers are cooled. Greg Stover works with technology disruptors to help understand new processor designs and their implications for the design of racks and data halls. "Our whole industry is at an inflection point," said Stover, the Global Director of Hi-Tech Development for Vertiv. "TDP (Total Design Power) for these chips is coming up., and many of these chip designs will need liquid cooling." 

On this week’s Data Center Frontier Show, we chat with Stover about Vertiv, which Greg describes as "a $5 billion startup," as well as trends in processors and how they may boost liquid cooling, and what Vertiv sees as the key trends for 2023.     . 

Listen to today’s show:

Here’s a timeline of topics Greg and Rich discuss on the podcast:

  • 1:20 – About Vertiv - "We're a $5 billion startup" - and Greg's role working with tech disruptors. 
  • 3:25 – The state of the chip sector, and what it means for the data center sector.
  • 6:30  What AI adoption means for IT-focused businesses.  .  
  • 10:15  Liquid cooling: What does the transition look like?.
  • 13:45 – Greg's outlook for the future of data center cooling.
  • 16:00  -- The Metaverse question - what might it mean for business and infrastructure.  
  • 20:00 -- Edge use cases, and how to plan for edge computing infrastructure.
  •  28:00 -- Greg shares his "Data Center Journey."

Here are some links with more about Vertiv and the topics we discuss:

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This episode of the Data Center Frontier Show is supported by Vertiv.

About the Author

Rich Miller

I write about the places where the Internet lives, telling the story of data centers and the people who build them. I founded Data Center Knowledge, the data center industry's leading news site. Now I'm exploring the future of cloud computing at Data Center Frontier.

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