As previously mentioned on these pages, The Green Grid (TGG) Tech Forum starts on March 1st 2011 in Santa Clara, CA.
John A. “Skip” Laitner, Director of Economic and Social Analysis for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, will deliver the keynote, which will highlight the critical role of IT energy efficiency in maintaining a productive and more prosperous global economy.
If that wasn’t enough to whet the appetite, on March 2nd Dr. Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will focus on the upside for governments to incent and spur innovation in energy efficient IT, which is in contrast to the current legislative environment that fixates on regulating efficiency.
As a member of The Grid, 1E will be superbly represented by my good friends and geeks (sure they won’t mind me calling them that) Messrs Andy Hawkins and Mark Blackburn.
Andy will be presenting a session entitled “Determining the Implications of Unused Servers and How They Can Be Addressed”, and Mark will be part of a panel on “Data Center Efficiency Metrics: PUE, Partial PUE, ERE, DCcE” where he’ll be explaining Data Center compute Efficiency (DCcE) and its underlying metric Server Compute Efficiency (ScE) and how it they can help you find unused or under utilized servers.
If you are in the process of choosing which events to attend this year, and are at all interested in Data Center or IT efficiency then this one’s for you.
Register for the Event
Register today and encourage your colleagues to attend! Information about the complimentary pass each member company receives and a discounted hotel room block is available online. For non members, attendance is only available for the 2nd March but it will give you a great insight into the work of TGG and may even persuade you to join!
For a full list of the great sessions available check http://www.thegreengrid.org/events/tech-forum-2011.aspx