Cooling consumes nearly half of the energy in data centers, and cooling failures account for one-third of the outages in data centers. This seminar will cover the challenges and benefits of data center cooling optimization, including non-energy benefits of reduced maintenance and improved reliability.
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Webviewing at UC Davis: 1003 Kemper Hall
Webviewing at UC Merced: SE1 100
Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 506
About the speaker:
Cliff Federspiel is the CTO and founder of Vigilent,a Bay Area company that focuses on building intelligent and automated energy management systems for data centers and large building facilities.
Dr. Federspiel began his career in R&D at Johnson Controls after receiving his BSME from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and his SMME and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1998 he joined the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Specialist at The Center for Environmental Design Research and the Electronics Research Laboratory.
In 2004 Dr. Federspiel launched Vigilent, building on his pioneering research in dynamic cooling technology and wireless networking, to address the emerging need of treating cooling and energy consumption as a managed resource.
Today, he is a leading voice in the field of sustainable energy solutions and green technology, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, where he advocates for technology solutions for a better planet.