I2SL's High-Tech Talks Webinar Series Presents:

The Final Frontier—Tackling the Last High-Energy User, the Data Center

August 25, 2011
Noon – 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

I2SL presented the fourth webinar in its webinar series: I2SL's High-Tech Talks. This webinar examined what data center design issues must be addressed in order to satisfy expanding business needs. The session focused on such data center design issues as energy-thirsty technology density servers, lack of cooling capacity and proper air and water balancing, and the increasing cost of energy that impacts bottom line profits.

The webinar examined how energy conservation and energy management strategies used in building and campus designs can also be applied to data centers. Other strategies discussed include data center redesign, efficiency improvements for mechanical and electrical equipment, replacement and consolidation of existing server farms by a mainframe, and identifying the conventional efficiency metric method to track energy usage.

Specifically, participants learned:

  • What information to gather in order to help draw a data center energy profile, which can then serve as the baseline in comparison to future energy conservation and energy management initiatives.
  • How the use of an automated resource management tool can enhance, manage, and optimize processor and memory resources needed for maximum efficiency.
  • What role the Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCIE) metric can play in calculating the overall energy efficiency of data centers.


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Continuing Education Credits

Attendees of the course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers and one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL if you need to receive professional development hours for viewing the webinar.

Instructor Biography

John Cilia

Mr. Cilia is a managing consultant with IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) and has more than 25 years of experience working with building and facility energy and automation control systems. Currently working in IBM's Data Center Lab Services organization, Mr. Cilia is assigned to the IBM Green Attack programs for data centers, specializing in assessing and optimizing their power, cooling, and facility needs.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cilia has worked as a consultant and system integrator for multi-vendor distributed sensor based systems, a project engineer, manager, information technology solution architect, and identify access security consultant. Mr. Cilia has written and presented numerous papers pertaining to energy management and conservation, building and facility automation systems, and building networking and security. Mr. Cilia is also the author of A Guide for Building and Facility Automation Systems, published by Prentice Hall and The Fairmont Press. Mr. Cilia holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and was named the 1992 Energy Manager of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers.