Incremental Power System
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
An Incremental Power System for a computer system consists of defining a bulk supply capability at a high enough voltage level to obtain efficient regulation from switched mode on card regulators at an incremental current necessary to supply the entr minimum configuration systems needs, and replicating that bulk supply in whatever quantity is necessary to supply the maximum configuration system's need. This is followed by identifying the increments of growth at which the customer is required to add bulk supplies between the entry and maximum systems. If incremental redundancy is allowed as part of the system definitio the packaging of the bulk supplies is allocated to enable the addition of one bulk supply to the maximum number defined above.