June workshop promotes data center innovation, energy efficiency

04.06.10 -

Seats are filling quickly for the Building the Data Center of the Future 2nd Biennial Workshop: HPC Data Centers, June 23-24, 2010, at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. Don't miss out—reserve your seat now for this free workshop. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Keynote speakers Ed Seminaro, chief architect of POWER HPC servers at IBM, and David Dibble, executive vice president of service engineering & operations at Yahoo!, are joined by other outstanding speakers involved with designing and operating HPC data centers who will share the innovative solutions that are ensuring that high-performance computing environments are fault-tolerant, flexible, scalable, easy to maintain, cost-effective, and meet the government's new Energy Star requirements for data centers.

Plus you'll get an up-close look at the National Petascale Computing Facility. NPCF is the future home of Blue Waters, the nation's first sustained-petascale computer for open scientific research. When it comes on line in 2011, the country's researchers will have access to a supercomputer capable of handling a quadrillion calculations per second.

View the complete agenda at http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/DataCenter/agenda.html.

This two-day workshop is free, but you must register in advance as space is limited. Preference will be given to those affiliated with academia, government, research centers, or actively involved in data center operation.

This workshop is presented by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and made possible through the generosity of our sponsors: IBM; HP Critical Facilities Services, delivered by EYP MCF; Clayco; Nova Corporation; and Hitec Power Protection.

National Science Foundation

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.