How Will New Tech Like AI and Blockchain Enable Energy Efficiency?

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Data center operations and management is a wide-ranging topic, and it encompasses a lot of salient issues in running such a facility. Budgets, power, equipment, staffing, you name it. And the panel Data Center Management & Operations: Trends in Power & Cooling at CapRE’s Second Annual New England Data Center Summit was true to form, featuring a wide range of topics under discussion. For example, Moderator Indra Purkayastha, Founder and CEO of Purkay Labs asked panelist Henry Amistadi, IT and Data Center Analyst at MITRE to comment on data center efficiency. “Could you just comment on the customers that you serve on the energy efficiency side – machine learning, data mining?” he asked of Owen. “Do you see any applications like this today for improving efficiency…we’ve talked about blockchain today. With all of this data management in the cloud, does the authentication of blockchain also have a role in this power and cooling area?” “Well, I can speak to AI. And I want to comment on the edge data center,” replied Amistadi. “I did a study for the Air Force, because the Air Force is doing consolidation, yet each of the 160 bases that they have, are going to have Edge data centers, or at least their own data centers for required activities at the individuals data centers – moving off of ERP and all those other things.” “The study that I did was to use manufacturer…