“Designing Energy Efficient Data Centers: The National Science Foundation Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) on Energy Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)” will take place Wednesday, March 20. The presentation will be from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. and a panel discussion will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Alfonso Ortega from Villanova University will lead the discussion.
According to the SEMI-THERM website, in November 2011 the National Science Foundation announced the establishment of the “Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) on Energy Smart Electronic Systems (ES2),” the first such national center founded in support of the demand for research in energy efficient Data Centers and their electronic systems. The ES2 Center founding universities are Binghamton University, the lead university, and founding partners University of Texas at Arlington, Villanova University, and Georgia Tech. The universities, together with 20 founding U.S. companies including Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, Verizon, and Comcast have launched a first-of-its-kind collaborative research center to explore holistic approaches to energy efficiency by integrating new approaches to dynamic IT management, thermal management, complex system control, and sustainable engineering design as applied to Data Centers design and operation.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Center’s objectives and approaches as demonstrated by current research projects in topics such as (1.) identification of energy consumption inefficiencies from chip to cooling tower, (2.) developing data center synergistic management techniques using real time models for predicting and controlling computing workload and dynamic cooling response, and (3.) evaluating optimum and sustainable design of air and liquid cooled data centers with consideration to consumption of resources and impact on the environment. The presentation will conclude with Q&A with the presenter and a panel composed of ES2 Center members.