Sponsors include many of the business leaders in the data centre sector, including Emerson Network Power, APC, Active Power, Corning Cable Systems, IX Europe, Rittal and The Colocation Exchange. The academy of speakers also includes experts from HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Norman Disney Young, Hurley Palmer Flatt, Dispersia and the University of Missouri-Colombia.
The Summit will feature informative debate covering the crucial challenge of heat, and technologies to mitigate and reduce power consumed. The Power Panel at the Summit will provide a knowledge bank of experts to discuss alternative power, and whether the cost of power will provoke a change in the pricing structure of data centres.
Optimising racks, and whether the demands confronting their design will lead to 35Kw racks or higher will be addressed in depth. A panel of enterprise owned and managed data centres will add valuable case study material to the Summit perspective of how to tackle challenges in the medium to long term.
An equally impressive array of expertise will focus on cooling, and discuss the merits of water and liquid cooling. New solutions will feature including Nanofluid technologies, thermal packaging and cooling at the chip level, which will collectively offer a detailed insight into the profound changes in cooling that are on the horizon.
Power and Cooling leads the way as a conduit for thought leadership in this critical debate, commented Philip Low at BroadGroup, the summit researchers and producers. At a time when the US government has already initiated investigations into the power consumption of data centres in the US, European businesses need to understand what, how and when to adopt new solutions but equally so the steps they should take in the interim. It promises to be a fascinating and informative summit.