MITRE’s Henry Amistadi on AI for Data Center Mgmt: Concentrate on Collecting More Data and Visualization Before Investigating Machine Learning

CAMBRIDGE, MA — At CapRE’s Boston & New England Data Center Summit, we gathered a panel of data center engineers to discuss a topic that is far from new, but becoming more and more salient to the data center conversation every day – trends in cooling technologies. After all, disruptive technologies such as blockchain mining and streaming HD video have increased kilowatts per square foot to skyhigh levels – and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. So during the panel Data Center Management & Operations: Trends in Power & Cooling Moderator Jake Schwamb, New England Regional Manager for Winthrop Resources, asked panelist Henry Amistadi, IT and Data Center Analyst at MITRE to opine on this this topic, with an eye on AI and machine learning. “Let’s start with the basics – data. ASHRAE is involved in a major DMTF-RedFish initiative. I’m not going to get into a lot of detail on that, but the big thing about this new initiative is that it combines data center equipment instrumentation with IT equipment instrumentations,” began Amistadi.  “So it’s bridging the gap between the building management system HVAC and the IT management system, and providing a specification and schema that goes across all components required for a data center. Redfish will make data readily available through an API, so you can get it all from one source.” “In my solution, which is hand-crafted and I would not call it a DCIM solution,…