Data Centre Power and Cooling Summit

The Power and Cooling Summit 2006 for forward looking data centres, taking place October 25-26 in London, is the first meeting in the sector to focus European attention on the two foremost critical issues that impact all businesses globally.

The Summit will be officially opened by Sir Anthony Cleaver, chairman of IX Europe and will be attended by a target rich audience of speakers and representatives from Europe, the Middle East, India and the US, the Summit will assess challenges and opportunities for power and cooling in the medium and long term. Global design and business consulting firm Arup will also provide a special workshop at the Summit, dealing with short term solutions for power and cooling in data centres, and making a difference now.

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.

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