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Building the Data Center of the Future: Effective Energy-Efficient Design

February 12-13, 2008
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1205 W. Clark St.
Urbana, Illinois

Facilities dedicated to high-performance computing, networking, and data storage present unique challenges. How will these facilities evolve to meet the need for greater capacity while mitigating environmental impact? What innovative solutions will ensure that these environments are fault-tolerant, energy-efficient, flexible, scalable, maintenable, and cost-effective? What strategies will maximize productivity and minimize downtime? What are some of the best practices for developing a realistic facility program, budget, schedule, and migration plan?

NCSA will tackle these challenges as part of the Blue Waters project, which will build and deploy the first sustained-petascale supercomputer for open scientific research.

This free two-day workshop will bring together experts from research centers, the IT industry, and engineering, consulting, and architecture firms to explore the challenges involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, monitoring, and maintaining the data center of the future.

This workshop is sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), EYP Mission Critical Facilities, and IBM.

A detailed agenda is now available.

There will be NO on-site registration. Only pre-registered, approved participants will be admitted.

Questions? Contact Trish Barker, tlbarker@ncsa.uiuc.edu.



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