Uptime's Ken Brill on Data Center Power Costs

Here’s an in-depth video for a holiday weekend: A presentation from Kenneth Brill, Executive Director at the Uptime Institute, at the 21st Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA ’07) last November. In this 90 minute video (a 45-minute presentation, followed by questions), Brill speaks at length about the cost of power consumption in data centers in a message titled “The Economic Breakdown of Moore’s Law.” Check it out if you have time, or bookmark it for when you do.

NOTE: The slides Ken refers to in the video are available at http://www.usenix.org/event/lisa07/tech/brill_talk.pdf so you can follow along.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.