The objective of the workshop is to provide input to NSF on three key questions:
- What are the key research challenges for continued progress on sustainable data centers in the next 5-10 years?
- What mechanisms can NSF foster to enable researchers in academia to obtain design information, traces, measurements, etc. from operating data centers to facilitate continued research?
- How can NSF best leverage its existing investments in cloud testbeds to these ends?
The workshop will invite leaders from academia, industry, and government to meet and discuss these topics. The organizers will report of the results of these discussions to NSF, which we hope will influence future funding initiatives.