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The march towards hybrid IT: importance of resilient DC infrastructure

Data centers are continuing to evolve and will remain at the core of digital infrastructure. Today’s global information economy depends on data centers like never before. Whether a data center is on premise, colocated or in the cloud, they are responsible for the entire online infrastructure of a company, and the data centers are crucial component of business critical infrastructure. This session looks at how in a hybrid IT world organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities and compute systems to optimize availability and take advantage of the new hybrid world.

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The EU has recently announced a budget of €1bn over the next 5 years to fund two @60MW ExaScale supercomputers. ExaScale is a supercomputer of 10^18 operations per second (a billion, billion), 100x as powerful as any in Europe today and it needs to be 10x as energy efficient. This energy efficiency is hard to come by due to laws of physics and it requires electronics to get closer together – for any data centre designer this causes a problem in cooling, powering and connecting the equipment – a problem that equates to 200kW in a 1 sqm rack. Peter Hopton, from the EuroEXA project shares the problem and the solutions that are being developed in the EuroEXA co-design project