Power & Cooling in the Data Centre - Green Developments

Tuesday 26 February 2013, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Light refreshments available from 7.00pm)

Training Centre TC103, Elwes Building, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF

Free and open to all. No booking required.

Dr Ian Bitterlin, CTO, Prism Power Ltd.


The concept of 'green' IT in general and 'green data-centres' is highly debateable - maybe 'greener' is more fitting? Many estimates put the current power demand of data-centres above 2% of the output of the national grid and rising fast, even in a recession. This talk will review what a data-centre 'is', the part that data-centres play in the digital economy, the current growth rate, the drivers for growth and the trends that are making data-centres 'greener' than ever before. The areas covered will be power, cooling and the IT hardware itself.