Datacenter workshop

Datacenter Workshop

Published: 29 August 2014

Sign up for a workshop on research topics for a national datacenter test environment.

Welcome to a workshop where you get the latest information and status of the SICS national large-scale datacenter test environment initiative. The plan is a 2000 squaremeter building with a number of data/serverpods/rooms. 2 MW and 5000 servers fully equipped with measurement and operation infrastructure including cooling, power, networking etc. How can you use the test environment and what are the benefits? You will also hear about relations to the North Sweden datacenter strategy, the strategy implementation regional fund project and ongoing activities in the Vinnova Cloudberry Vinnväxt program.

You are also invited to share your thoughts on what topics we should address in the research test environment. We will have a "Short talks" session and a "Group discussion" session. A 2 slide template will be provided for the "Short talks". The results of the workshop will be a list of key topics we should be able to address in 
the test environment. The plan is that a design and planning project will start during the fall when the financing is clear.
Tentative Agenda
14:00-15.00 North Sweden Datacenter strategy; Tor Björn Minde, Status Cloudberry, Enabling ICT area of excellence; Olov Schelen, EU regional fund Datacenter project information; Mikael Börjesson, Status of SICS datacenter test environment; Tor Björn Minde 
15.00-15.30 5 min pitches on what research areas to address by LTU in the test environment; LTU researchers
15.30-15.45 Coffee
15.45-16.15  5 min pitches on what research areas to address by LTU in the test environment; LTU researchers
16.15-17.00 Group discussions on research topics; All, Summary

All LTU researchers are invited to propose a 5 min pitch talks. Send a short summary proposal to and you will receive a two page template in return. Headings of the template will be 1. Research Challenges and 2. Proposed activities and use of the test environment. 

Please sign up via this link:

Warm welcome!
/Tor Björn, Birgitta, Olov, Christer, Mikael