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.