Datacenters – the digital value-chain of our time
Room 7, 21/10/2015 (14:50-15:35)
Data Centers are reported to account for around 2% of the world’s total energy consumption
and is expected to overtake the carbon emissions of the Airline Industry by 2020. A new fast growing industry is booming! Efficient use of energy is more important than ever before. This datacenters value chain creates challenges and opportunities. Trends like IoT, Clouds, Big Data ends up in datacenters – Mega datacenters today. Huge buildings consuming green (?) energy, megawatts, serving the digital society of our time in milliseconds. High-light of some examples addressing the new booming industry needs driving new technology research.
The session will look into possibilities to cover the whole datacenter value chain in Horizon2020 identifying challenges, bottlenecks and opportunities.