Validus: A New Power Player

The startup has raised $10 million in venture funding to develop direct current as an alternative to AC for computer data centers

In the 1880s, power industry pioneers Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse Jr. engaged in a fierce public debate dubbed the "war of currents" about whether alternative current (AC) or direct current (DC) was the superior way to distribute electricity. Westinghouse and AC ultimately won. And there hasn't been much debate on the issue for more than 120 years.

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