Cloud Computing & Data Centers

PowerStic and Exodus Performance in Data Centers

PowerStic and Exodus products save Kilowatt-hrs of energy (money) and extend battery life when data servers are active, CurrentRF thus providing products and a service to power conscious customers that compliments their existing power saving strategies. While all other power reduction products save power by turning unused portions of data servers and networks “off” when they go inactive, we operate and save power (money) and extend battery life when the servers and networks “wake up” and are active.

The PowerStic and Exodus devices allow users to save kilowatt hours of energy when plugged into any empty USB port in any computer, network device, or server, enabling each network device to run at an overall lower system power profile and at lower monthly electrical costs, generating exponential savings over time.

Amazingly, although we harvest energy from server and network unused USB ports, the mechanism by which PowerStic and Exodus power harvesting and recycling occurs has nothing to do with USB port operation, but is simply a byproduct of the action of the PowerStic and Exodus circuits, combined with the high frequency coupling that occurs throughout any data processing system(See our PowerStic and Exodus System Theory doc). The USB port connection is simply a convenient, accessible port that allows the PowerStic and Exodus to function as a data server and network power reduction device.

We estimate that with even moderate data processing activity in data servers and networks, the initial investment in your PowerStic and Exodus device(s) will be recovered within three months of operation!

Testing our claims

To demonstrate how much money you can save utilizing the PowerStic and Exodus devices in your data centers, we offer ”loaner devices” for a specified period of time.

(See our Purchase now/loaner page. Also Read our best testing practices documentation here)

We also offer on-site services to Power Analyze your servers and networks with and without the PowerStic Inserted, show you the power and money one will save, and retrofit a PowerStic or Exodus device that will reduce your overall carbon footprint.

(See Power Analysis request form)

The CC_100, PowerStic, and Exodus Technology Overview.pdf  gives a general technical overview of these devices with emphasis on the CC-100 at the core of the performance of PowerStic and Exodus. The overview shows the problems that this IC solves and the design and characterization correlation seen in testing. The article PowerStic Saves Millions per Year in DataCenter Operational Costs, Lowering DataCenter TCO.pdf shows minimum, nominal, and maximum PowerStic and Exodus power saving performance and correlates the dollar savings per day, month and year when using the PowerStic on Supermicro and HP servers.  The article also shows testing procedures and specifics on code input to stabilize tests, as well as predicted PowerStic and Exodus break even ROI.

The article PowerStic Enabled Workstation and Server Power Reduction.pdf also shows recorded data on HP workstation and server testing using test stimulus video.  The PowerStic_Exodus_Datacenter_Workstation_Performance.pdf shows various examples of workstation and server performance using an Onset data logging meter for various time intervals, and shows not only PowerStic performance in terms of average power saved and statistics on the gathered data, but also demonstrates CurrentRF testing capabilities in these matters.