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Wednesday, August 12 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Towards Carbon-Free Data Centers LIMITED

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Our ever-increasing demand for data and bandwidth has resulted in an unintended consequence, a substantial increase in global energy consumption with its associated growth in greenhouse gas emissions. The Natural Resources Defense Council*, states that in 2013, U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kW-hr of electricity, which is equivalent to the annual output of 34 large (500 MW) coal-fired power plants. U.S. data center electricity consumption is projected to increase to roughly 140 billion kW-hr annually by 2020, the equivalent annual output of 50 power plants, emitting nearly 100 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year. This path is clearly unsustainable, so it is time to rethink data center power delivery/consumption, and to take a more holistic view of the computing enterprise. This talk will focus on how a fuel cell/compute rack building block can be used to create the roadmap for the sustainable and carbon-free data center.

Wednesday August 12, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Wittemeyer Courtroom

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