[SASAG] Next Meeting: June 12th, 2008 at 7pm (more information)

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 22:46:17 PDT 2008

The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, July 10th, 2008 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department's web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.


Date: 	July 10th, 2008
Time: 	7pm
Place: 	EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Directions: 	http://www.ee.washington.edu/contact.html
Subject: 	The Methodology of Sustainable Computing.
Presenters: 	David Bryan

The U.S. data center industry is in the midst of a major growth period 
fueled by increasing demand for data processing and storage. As demands 
on data centers increase, and power usage and costs rise, the industry 
is looking for ways to increase efficiency. There is significant 
potential for energy-efficiency improvements in servers and in data 
centers today using methods and technologies currently available. 
Sustainable computing is not a hardware choice: it is a methodology. In 
situations where ecological concerns and business interests intersect, 
there is no single solution that will result in “green computing”, but a 
comprehensive approach toward energy efficiency can yield significant 
improvements in data center energy usage.


David Bryan is one of the founders of Silicon Mechanics and the 
company’s product development visionary. He guided the development of 
key innovations, including its online cluster configurator, blade 
configurator and dynamic power calculator applications. He holds a BS in 
Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it
  connected to the entire universe"            John Muir

Chris "Ski" Kacoroski, kacoroski at gmail.com, 206-501-9803
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