The Role of Power in Networks

Moderator: Mike Bennett – LBNL


From carrier to data center networks, the role of energy use is often understated as the focus is on architecture, bandwidth and latency.  Yet managing the cost, availability and reliability of energy is essential to the location and operation of data centers and network service providers.  Come hear Michael Bennett of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL), Bruce Nordman of LBNL, Una Song of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Bob Felderman of Google explore the challenges of providing their services in the face of rising energy costs, government regulation and aging power distribution infrastructure and join in the discussion of what the Ethernet industry can do to help them.