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The WSDC workshop program will extend over 1.5 days and will include keynote speakers, "lightning-round" position statements from attendees, brief invited talks on specific topic areas from academia and industry, and breakout sessions to construct recommendations for NSF regarding the vision, challenges, and opportunities for SDC research for the next 5-10 years.

Monday, June 22
  8:30-9:00Registration
  9:00-9:10 NSF Welcome Message
Weisong Shi, NSF
  9:10-9:30 Welcome & Workshop Introduction
Prashant Shenoy, U. Mass-Amherst
Thomas Wenisch, U. Michigan
  9:30-10:15 Keynote: Flexible Data Center Design
Chris Malone, Google
  10:15-10:45Coffee Break
  10:45-12:30 PDF Lightning Round Intros
  12:30-1:30Lunch
  1:30-1:45 Position Statement
Amin Vadhat, Google
  1:45-2:00 PDF Position Statement
Kate Keahey, Argonne National Lab & U. Chicago
  2:00-2:15 PDF Position Statement
Adam Wierman
  2:15-2:30 PDF Five Challenges for Energy Efficient Computing Research
Yanpei Chen, Cloudera
  2:30-3:20 Breakout Sessions
  3:20-3:30 Brief Reports from Breakouts
  3:30-3:45 Coffee Break
  3:45-4:45 Breakout Sessions
  4:45-5:00 Brief Reports from Breakouts
  5:30Dinner
Tuesday, June 23
  8:30-9:00Coffee
  9:00-10:00 PDF Keynote: The Open Compute Project
Charlie Manese, Facebook
  10:00-10:15 Position Statement
Ricardo Bianchini, U. Rutgers & Microsoft
  10:15-10:45Coffee Break
  10:45-11:45 Breakout Sessions
Finalize Findings & Recommendations
  11:45-12:30 Final Reports from Breakouts
  12:30-1:30Lunch

Keynote 1: Flexible Data Center Design
Chris Malone, Distinguished Engineer, Google

Building a global network of efficient, large-scale data centers requires flexible designs to accommodate local conditions and constraints, while accommodating rapidly changing IT hardware and software requirements. This presentation will discuss some of the approaches weve taken and how Google continues to improve data center efficiency.

Chris leads Google's Data Center Research and Development team, which is responsible for developing Google's next-generation data centers and IT hardware with a focus on efficiency, sustainability, and flexibility. Chris has authored numerous refereed technical papers, and has been granted over 100 US and international patents. He is involved with several industry groups and government agency initiatives focused on improving IT efficiency. Prior to joining Google, Chris was a senior technologist at Hewlett-Packard responsible for enterprise server architecture and technology strategy. Chris received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Keynote 2: The Open Compute Project
Charlie Manese, Facebook

Through the Open Compute Project, Facebook shares the infrastructure designs that power the world wide social network. Facebook designs for efficiency and scale, and contributes those designs to the Open Compute Project. At this talk, you will get an inside look at our data center and computing technologies. Facebooks ability to optimize across the full infrastructure stack  application, network, compute, and data center  has achieved significant results.

Charlie Manese is an Infrastructure Engineer at Facebook where he is part of the team that delivers data center, server, storage and networking technologies. As part of Facebook, he is engaged with the Open Compute Project whose mission is to design the most efficient computing infrastructure as the lowest possible cost. Prior to Facebook, he was an architect in the Data Center Solutions group for Dell, designing and delivering their hyperscale compute products. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley.