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May 7 Webinar: Energy efficient data centres

I am very pleased with the line-up for our webinar on May 7th. We will continue our investigation into best practice for running energy efficient data centres, following our successful webinar last October. This time we will have an emphasis on the impact of virtualisation and on how one can model and measure the effectiveness of proposed improvements.

Nic Barnes will explain what Merrill Lynch observed when they applied virtualisation on the desktop and in the server room. They found that the benefits were in some cases partially offset by losses elswhere. Nic will demonstrate the importance of measuring real gains in practice.

Liam Newcombe will describe the work of the BCS in developing a model for predicting data centre efficiency. This approach will allow managers to plan and evaluate designs in advance of their implementation. Liam will show that the choice of metrics requires careful analysis.

As always, viewers will be encouraged to ask questions. Any that we can't answer during the seminar itself will be replied to on a web page after the event.

This webinar will run from 2.30-3.30 GMT on Wednesday May 7th. To register, please go to http://mediazone.brighttalk.com/event/gridcomputingnow/0c0a756691-1388-intro

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