EnergyCamp and Interop and on in Las Vegas at the end of the month.
Via James Governor, David Berlind very generously extended an invitation to me to come along to these conferences.
EnergyCamp should be very interesting as it will be the first unconference around Green IT issues as far as I am aware.
Interop also has a Green IT track which has a session on Green data centres. Given the work we have done on this in CIX, I’m really looking forward to this.
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EnergyCamp: A conference on Energy conservation being held in Las Vegas.
Wow! Where do I begin?
@Walter – ROFL! That was exactly my reaction to Dave Berlind but then when I thought about it for a sec, I realised that LV is a great place to hold it.
In the first place we don’t have to go far to point to examples of waste and in the second place, locals who show up have a strong possibility of having a greater than average influence on change!
So I guess most attendees will be flying in too.
@Walter – yes, many of the attendees will be flying in but this is going to be the case for any conference, no matter where you locate it.
I guess if the end justifies the means…
on the other hand, as its an ‘un-conference’ and given it’s subject matter and the tech-literacy of its participants, wouldn’t (and believe me – I’m biting my tongue suggesting this ) a Second-Life event be more appropriate?
Even San Francisco or New York or some other metropolitan area with a high concentration of attendees would be more energy-efficient than having everyone fly in to Las Vegas.
Tom stopped by our booth to say hello at Interop. We had a laughter filled discussion where the topics ranged from IT Operations Management to Web 2.0 to Green IT. One of the interesting trends that we are creating beyond the typical virtualization path to green IT, is to build a new breed of integrated applications that have a profound impact through better design. If you can figure out how to combine 5-8 traditionally standalone applications into a single integrated application you have just reduced CO2 emissions by 6-10 power supplies. So the more standalone applications (that almost always lives on a unique server with dual power supplies) that can be intelligently integrated, the electrical consumption savings grow linearly. Even though virtualization gets an amazing amount of hype these days, there are other clever ways to help save the environment via the combination of applications living on a single server!
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