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Building the Data Center of the Future 2nd Biennial Workshop: HPC Data Centers


June 23-24, 2010
I-Hotel and Conference Center
1901 S. First St.
Champaign, Illinois

Presenters and participants from academia, government, the IT industry, business, as well as engineering, consulting, and architecture firms will explore the challenges involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, and maintaining HPC data centers of the future in this two-day workshop.

Michael J Ellsworth, IBM Keynote presenter: Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., P.E.
Michael J. Ellsworth, a Senior Technical Staff Member working in the Advanced Thermal Laboratory in Poughkeepsie, NY, has been with IBM since 1988. He is a recognized expert in electronics thermal management ranging from chip to system to data center. He currently leads the development and implementation of the water cooling system for IBM's next generation large scale compute intensive system, the Power 775. Mike will share his thoughts and expertise on high-density computing in an increasingly energy-conscious world.

Christina Page, Yahoo! Keynote presenter: Christina Page
As Director of Climate and Energy Strategy for Yahoo!, Chris leads the company's corporate environmental strategy. Her recent work includes Yahoo!'s commitment to reducing the carbon intensity of data centers, a partnership with the Department of Energy on green data center design, and the GreenXChange project in cooperation with Creative Commons, Nike, and Best Buy. Chris has over 15 years of experience teaching and advising in the field of sustainability. Her wide-ranging expertise includes energy-related systems analysis, sustainability consulting for businesses, and designing greenhouse gas reduction models. She'll take us through a 360-degree approach to green design, touching on areas you may not have thought of previously.

Other presenters include: Shaun Harris, Microsoft; Kevin McKenna, Clayco, Inc.; Robert Pappas, Nova Corporation; Shawn Mills, Greenhouse Data; Alda Licis, HP Critical Facilities Services, delivered by EYP MCF; Al Kellie, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Brandi Landreth, Allstate Insurance Co.; and Anna Maria Bailey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

This workshop is sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, IBM, HP Critical Facilities Services, delivered by EYP MCF, Clayco, and Nova Corporation, Hitec Power Protection.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Questions? Contact Barbara Jewett, barbaraj@ncsa.illinois.edu.