Preliminary Agenda – CU’s Jan 7th Workshop (Updated 1/4/11)

Written on November 12, 2010 – 9:17 am | by rh311

Columbia University’s Advanced Concept Data Center Pilot Project

Winter Workshop

Hosted by Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT)

January 7, 2011


9:00am                  Registration & Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Victoria Hamilton & Alan Crosswell, Columbia University
  • Joe Borowiec & Bryan Berry, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Joseph Mannino, Columbia University Facilities

How University IT and Facility organizations can work most effectively together to improve energy use in Data Centers

10:30 – 11:15 Data Center Best Practices – Electrical and Cooling Overview

  • Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., IBM Fellow and Chief Engineer, Data Center Efficiency

Data center electrical and cooling infrastructure basics

11:30 – 12:30      Columbia University’s Advanced Concepts Data Center Pilot project

  • Alan Crosswell, Assoc VP & Chief Technologist, Columbia University Information Technology
  • Ian Katz, Data Center Facilities Manager, Columbia University Information Technology
  • Peter Crosta, Systems Analyst, Columbia University Information Technology

Overview of Columbia University’s Advanced Concepts Data Center Pilot project – successes, challenges, lessons learned, etc.

12:30– 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 Syracuse University’s Data Center

  • Christopher M Sedore, Syracuse University

Syracuse University’s new Green Data Center has a one-of-a-kind integration a number of data center technologies in one facility, including water cooling at the rack, DC power, tri-generation, and virtualization.  Together, we will walk through the layers of the operation, including the facility layout, power, cooling, and virtualization and discuss elements of design and efficiency at each layer.

2:30 – 3:15 New York University’s Data Center

  • Richard Collins, NYU

3:30 – 5:00 Closing Comments/Open Discussion

  • Alan Crosswell, Chief Technologist, CUIT

5:00pm Meeting Adjourned

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