Join an impressive line-up of panelists and speakers from IDC, Microsoft, Sun, IBM, InfoWorld, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Intel and many more in discussing advances and challenges of energy-efficient computing.If you are unable to join this event, please post any questions or comments that you may have for the speakers and we’ll be sure to pass them along. View the full entry to learn additional details and to follow the online livecast. We hope you will join us! Live streaming will begin around 1pm Pacific TIme on Wednesday, June 11 2008. Streaming Video by Ustream.TV Topics will include:
- Alternating Current (AC) vs. Direct Current (DC) Power: Which power architecture is best? How efficient are they really? Where would one use DC instead of AC? Is high-efficiency AC as good as DC? Isn’t it easier to do? What about safety? Can we mix types? Cost to build? TCO? Reliability?
- Liquid vs. Air Cooling: We all know water is a better heat transfer fluid than air; does that make liquid cooling more efficient than air cooling? What does liquid cooling mean? Rack level, server level, or chip level? Isn’t a data center with airflow segregation more efficient than standard air cooling? What about the cost to buy and cost to run? Leaks and reliability?
- Thick vs. Thin Clients: The debaters will discuss the TCO analysis and energy efficiency of a thin client model versus their thicker alternatives.