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


All speakers and times subject to change

Wednesday, June 23

8:00 a.m.
Check-in and contintental breakfast
8:55 a.m.
John Melchi, NCSA

Theme: Extreme Scale Efficient Data Centers

9:00 a.m.
Keynote: The Future of High Performance Computing: A Data Center Perspective
9:45 a.m.
Data Centers—Challenge Everything: Microsoft's Global Data Centers
Shaun Harris, Principal Power Systems Architect, eXtreme Computing Group, Microsoft
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Taking The Successes of the World's Fastest Supercomputing Facility into the Future
Kevin McKenna, Senior Vice President and Partner, Clayco, Inc.
Robert Pappas, Executive Vice President Operations, Nova Corporation
11:45 p.m.
Illinois Ballroom "A"

Theme: House of Blue

1:15 p.m.
"Walk This Way"
Check your badge for a number—1, 2, or 3. Then board that bus number outside the conference center to begin our facilities tour with stops at the University of Illinois' Abbott power plant, chiller facility, and the National Petascale Computing Facility.
Weather in Illinois can be unpredictable. Please come prepared for rain or shine, hot day or cool.

Tour Hosts:
  • Abbott Power Plant - Keith Erickson, Management Engineer, Facilities Planning & Programs, University Administration
  • Chilled water facility - Kent Reifsteck, Director of Engineering, Facilities and Services, University of Illinois
  • NPCF - John Melchi, Mark Washburn, Trish Barker, NCSA; Emad Jassim, Senior Design Project Coordinator and Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois
4:30 p.m.
"Blue Waters"
Enjoy beverages & light refreshments at the National Petascale Computing Facility. Buses will shuttle guests back to I-Hotel every 30 minutes starting at 4:30 p.m., so stay as long or little as you like.
Reception sponsored by Clayco and Nova Corporation

Dinner is on your own. Enjoy your evening!

Thursday, June 24

8:00 a.m.
Check-in and continental breakfast
8:55 a.m.
Housekeeping items/Day two start

Theme: "Green" Future

9:00 a.m.
Keynote: Data Centers—A 360 Degree Approach to Green Design
Christina Page, Director of Energy & Climate, Yahoo!
9:45 a.m.
A Renewable Energy Powered Data Center's Road to Cost Saving and Environmental Stewardship
Shawn Mills, President and Founder, Green House Data
10:30 a.m.
10:50 a.m.
Data Center Planning, Design and Optimization: A Global Perspective
Alda Licis, Managing Principal, HP Critical Facilities Services, delivered by EYP MCF
11:35 a.m.
Illinois Ballroom "A"

Theme: One Size Does Not Fit All

12:15 p.m.
How I Learned to Love Wyoming: The Story of Facilities at NCAR
Al Kellie, Director, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
1:00 p.m.
Robust, Efficient, Sustainable, and Flexible: You Can Have It All
Brandi Landreth, Director, Data Center Strategy, Allstate Insurance. Co.
1:45 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
Terascale Simulation Facility and Power Efficiency Improvements to Achieve Petascale and Exascale Computing
Anna Maria Bailey, Advanced Simulation and Computing Facilities Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
3:00 p.m.
"Home Tonight"   —Goodbye!

Thank you for attending!