Five Ways to Reduce Data Center Energy Costs
Degree Controls, Inc. (DegreeC), a provider of thermal and airflow solutions for data-center and clean-room environments, will host a breakfast seminar and panel discussion of five ways to reduce data-center-related energy costs. The seminar will be held November 9, 2006 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.
In January of this year, DegreeC unveiled AdaptivCool™, a system that addresses twin problems experienced at data centers around the world: increasing heat loads, and rising cost of removing that heat. DegreeC is sponsoring the breakfast as a forum for experts to share their experience gained from answering a question on the mind of Facilities Managers, CTOs and CFOs across the country: “How can we reduce data center energy costs?”
“Whenever I travel to data centers and conferences across the country, I hear CFOs and facilities managers talk about their need to reduce the cost of data-center cooling. We are arranging this breakfast to bring together experts from across the spectrum to discuss best practices,” said Walter Phelps, DegreeC’s Data Center Product Manager.
Hudson, MA-based Longden Company and Lexington, MA-based AHA Consulting Engineers will co-sponsor the breakfast. Bob Talbot, President of Manomet Solutions and formerly Fidelity Investment’s Senior Vice President of National Engineering will be a guest speaker.
“This is an important topic facing today’s facilities managers and CFOs. There are good ways they can save on their electric bills for the data center, but they’ve been hesitant to touch the data center itself. The speakers-and-panel format is sure to explain a number of ideas for reducing today’s data center cooling costs,” said Mike Hruby, AdaptivCool’s Interim Executive.
Over the past few decades computers have become more powerful, but their processing performance per kilowatt of electricity has remained constant. To make the cooling problem worse, the price of a kilowatt-hour of electricity has increased over this same period. Furthermore, inefficient data centers often consume as much power for cooling as for running the computing machinery itself. As a result, the cost of electricity required to power a modern computer and keep it cool during its lifetime will soon exceed the cost of the computer itself.
The breakfast panel discussion is designed for executives and managers who make decisions about controlling costs in data centers. The breakfast is free; however, advance registration is required.