The Switch | Date: 2016-11-30
Described herein is an integrated data center that provides for efficient cooling, as well as efficient wire routing.
The Switch and Irt Saint Exupery Aese | Date: 2017-04-05
A semiconductor power device (100) comprises a first substrate (110) comprising a first patterned electrically conductive layer on a first surface of the first substrate, a second substrate (120) comprising a second surface facing the first surface and a second patterned electrically conductive layer on the second surface, a stack (130) comprising an electrically conductive track (132), a layer (131) of a dielectric material provided on the first or second patterned electrically conductive layer isolating the electrically conductive track from said patterned electrically conductive layer, a switching semiconductor element (115) arranged between the first and second patterned electrically conductive layers and an interconnect structure (140, 141) providing at least a first and second electrical connections between a surface of the switching semiconductor element and the patterned electrically conductive layer and the track at the other side. The track is coupled to a gate or base of the semiconductor switching element.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-RIA | Phase: GEANT-CABLE-2015 | Award Amount: 12.45M | Year: 2016
The BELLA-S1 proposal aims to provide for the long-term interconnectivity needs of the European and Latin American research and education networks, and answers the call for transatlantic connectivity to Latin America in the H2020 Work Programme 2014-15. The objective will be to strengthen connectivity to Latin America ensuring very high capacity, cost benefits and the shortest possible route, whilst stimulating diversity over the transatlantic segment. The objective will be met in two phases: phase one will procure an indefeasible right of use for a portion of the spectrum of a direct submarine telecommunications cable between Europe and Latin America; phase two will deploy one or more wavelengths, as required, on the spectrum procured to interconnect the GANT and RedCLARA networks, and provide for the intercontinental connectivity needs of the European and Latin American research and education communities.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-RIA | Phase: GEANT | Award Amount: 44.18M | Year: 2015
The overall objective is to provide a stable environment for the implementation of GANT as the European Communications Commons for the European Research Area, which will provide the best possible digital infrastructure to ensure that Europe remains in the forefront of research. GANTs extensive and long-standing contacts with large data disciplines such as biology, radioastronomy and high-energy physics help shape the evolution of the networking facilities required. This is complemented by partner contacts with research domains that are new users of high-performance networks and services, such as: digital preservation, real-time art and humanities. The vision is to position the GANT partnership optimally to achieve the strategic objectives of the FPA while ensuring the continuity and improvement of the services successfully offered under the GN3plus FP7 project. The extensive experience of the GANT partnership in providing high-quality and innovative services has been applied to the preparation phase of this proposal. The following GN4-1 work package objectives deserve to be highlighted: Maintain and enhance the production service and achieve cost reductions without negative effects on network service levels. Coordinate with the other European e-infrastructure efforts both individually and in the framework of the increased coordination effort. Prepare a new round of Open Call projects to start immediately after the end of the GN4-1 project. Expand the footprint and the depth of services offered to roaming users with enhanced trust and identity services through Federation as a Service and with group and attribute management added to eduGAIN. Develop online real-time services to improve the ease and function of videconferencing, open learning support and general multimedia use. Review the existing service catalogue using the Product Lifecycle Management process to assess the cost/benefits of each carefully to define the future service strategy.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: INFRA-2013-1.2.1 | Award Amount: 85.21M | Year: 2013
This proposal details activities that will ensure the continued enhancement and ongoing operation of the leading-edge GANT network, supporting a range of network and added-value services, targeted at users across the GANT service area.\nIn the area of multi-domain network service operation, GN3plus plans to deliver fast, efficient provisioning of advanced services, develop operational support across management domains, and improve security to ensure service integrity and protect network resources. These initiatives will be complemented by the development of application services in a federated environment such as mobile and wireless roaming supported by safe and secure Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure.\nNetworking Activities will provide management and support for all GN3plus activities through communication, promotion, international liaison and business development. Emphasis will be placed on supporting and encouraging service take-up among users by working closely with NRENs. GANT will increase digital inclusion through closer collaboration between NRENs, exchange of staff and specialist expertise, as well as by seeking synergies between public administrations and the GN3plus partners using their vast, shared knowledge base.\nJoint Research Activities will be targeted at providing critical analyses of future network and application technologies, with a view to future deployment of emerging technologies within and outside the GANT community.\nThe governance model aims to increase effectiveness and user influence. The GN3plus Partners Assembly will deal with overall policy and an Executive Board will oversee its implementation. An International User Advisory Committee and External Advisory Committee will ensure users views and senior industry and service provider expertise are channelled directly to the Assembly. Specialised Advisory Boards will ensure highly efficient decision making, and that the voice of the stakeholder community is heard.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-RIA | Phase: GEANT-2016 | Award Amount: 95.90M | Year: 2016
GN4-2 is the proposed project for the second Specific Grant Agreement under the 68-month Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) established between the GANT Consortium and the European Commission in April 2015.This second phase of implementing the FPA will raise European research to the next level by promoting scientific excellence, access and re-use of research data. It will also drive European-wide cost efficiencies in scientific infrastructure by promoting interoperability with other e-infrastructures on an unprecedented scale. The FPA objective for the GANT Partnership is to contribute to effective European research by making Europe the best-connected region in the world. GANT must offer European researchers the network, communications facilities and application access that ensure the digital continuum necessary to conduct world-class research in collaboration with their peers, regardless of geographical location. GANT will maintain the operational excellence of the established GANT services, while achieving economies on the costs of the backbone network. The reliable, secure and state-of-the-art network services offered to researchers and other network users across Europe will remain exceptional. Massive data-transfer capacities required by extreme-scale instruments and by the penetration of big data in many areas of science will be prototyped with due consideration to the specific security and deployment challenges. Trust and identity is also prioritised with the introduction of a scalable operational model and with user requirements addressed in close concertation with the AARC and proposed AARC2 projects. GN4-2 developments are also guided by the vision of a future where a set of coherent and integrated European e-infrastructure services will offer convenient, seamless access for end-users through a common service catalogue, and facilitating the adoption of services offered by new e-infrastructure developments, such as the European Open Science Cloud.
The Switch | Date: 2016-03-17
Systems and methods of controlling a solenoid coil in a solenoid valve provide a controller that allows a supervisory or leakage current to be used in a peak-and-hold driver. The controller introduces a delay time after detection of a dropout voltage that prevents the solenoid coil from being immediately re-energized in order to ensure proper dropout of the solenoid coil. The delay time imposes a wait period during which the controller takes no action with respect to the current in the solenoid coil, allowing the solenoid coil to deenergize and return the valve to its normally-open or normally-closed position. Such use of a delay time may be limited to instances where the controller has already gone through a power-up cycle such that the response time needed by the controller to energize the solenoid coil is minimized, thus reducing the valve startup time.
The Switch | Date: 2016-12-07
This invention refers to a kind of embedded-pole high voltage electrical apparatus combination switchgear with a function of a five prevention interlock, which is custom-designed for technical issues of low degree of integration and modularization of like products. It consists of an EP bracket, an EP spring operating mechanism and disconnecting earthing switchgear. Three EPs in one row are set in the bracket. The spring operating mechanism and disconnecting earthing switchgear integrate by chamber an interlock unit and a mechanism interlock unit. The chamber interlock unit, the mechanism interlock unit and a chamber lock plate form an integrative unit. The chamber lock plate is opposite to the buckle of the opening half shaft of the spring operating mechanism and is equipped with chamber lock pin. The chamber interlock unit moves up and down to open or close the operating crank hole of the disconnecting earthing switchgear, and corresponds to the closing operation and limit closing driven by buckle of closing half shaft and the limit and opening of opening half shaft and cable chamber.
The Switch | Date: 2016-12-07
This invention involves a composite embedded-pole and its operating principles, including an insulating cylinder which has upper and lower cavities, and one of its ends tightly connects a sealing cap. As for the upper cavity, there is an outlet block on the left end, a spacing-set pair of static conductive blocks which bond with each other in the middle, and an earthing block on the right. Parts of the left static conductive block insert into the left of the lower cavity. The lead screw in the upper cavity is for rotary location with one end stretching out the sealing cap. The lead screw spirally connects with a moving contact set that matches with the outlet block, the static conductive block, and the earthing block forming a 3-bonding-position. There is a vacuum interrupter in the lower cavity, whose static contact bonding with the left static conductive block, and the outer end of the moving contact flexibly couples with the left of the insulating pull rod. The flexible coupling bonds with one end of the lower outlet rod, which is embedded in the lower part of the insulating cylinder. The right end of the insulating pull rod stretches out the sealing cap while operating. This invention of an embedded-pole is suitable for switchgears, with small volume, convenient and reliable installation and operation.
The Switch | Date: 2016-11-09
A semiconductor power device and a method of assembling such a device is provided. The semiconductor power device comprises a first substrate, a second substrate and an interconnect structure. The first substrate comprises a switching semiconductor element, a first electrically conductive layer(s) and a first receiving element. The second substrate comprises a second receiving element and a second electrically conductive layer(s). The interconnect structure provides an electrical connection between the first electrically conductive layer and the second electrically conductive layer. The interconnect structure further comprises a plurality of interconnect elements of an electrical conductive material. At least one of the plurality of interconnect elements is an alignment interconnect element. The alignment interconnect element is partially received by the first receiving element and is partially received by the second receiving element for aligning a relative position of the first substrate with respect to the second substrate.