UL® To Speak On Server Power Modeling At Darnell’s Digital Power Forum

August 13, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

"Server Power Characterization & Power Modeling" will be the focus of the lead-off paper in the Mission Critical Facilities track during Darnell’s fifth-annual Digital Power Forum (DPF‘08). Kevin L. Ravo, P.E., High Tech Industry Manager NA for Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) will review the latest developments in UL’s efforts to characterize actual energy usage of servers in Data Centers and the agency’s "Energy Efficiency Certification" program. DPF ’08 features three tracks of papers including Power Conversion, Mission Critical Facilities, and Advanced Components.

"Power Assure, the co-author on Mr. Ravo’s paper, offers a range of full-scale energy savings solutions for top-tier data centers, internet service providers, and government data facilities to provide savings of millions of dollars from reduced power consumption," observed Jeff Shepard, President of Darnell Group. "Mr. Ravo will be joined by speakers from IBM, HP, Dell Computer, Electric Power Research Institute, U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR, GE Energy, Emerson Network Power, and others, in the data center track."

In addition to Ravo, speakers at DPF ’08 will represent: American Power Conversion, Analog Devices, ChiL Semiconductor, Cree Semiconductor, Dell Computer, Electric Power Research Institute, Eltek/Valere, Embedded Microprocessor Benchmarking Consortium, Emerson Network Power, Ericsson, EYP Mission Critical Facilities subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, GE Energy, ICF Consulting (on behalf of U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR), IBM IT Optimization Business Unit, Indium Corp., Parker Hannifin, Primarion, an Infineon Company, QSpeed, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, TranSiC, Zilker Labs, and more.

DPF ‘08 includes a dedicated track of papers focused on digital energy management and power management in enterprise-critical installations such as data centers and telecommunications installations, and related digital equipment. Two extended sessions related to system-level implementation of digital power management are being organized in cooperation with the PMBus™ Organization. The third parallel track of papers will cover various aspects of Advanced Components including advanced semiconductor devices, and thermal management. DPF ‘08 will be held at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport on September 15 – 17.

DPF ‘08 is organized by Darnell Group and PowerPulse.Net. This focused three-day international conference will serve an audience of decision makers who are interested in learning about and contributing to the latest practical advancements and anticipated future developments related to digital power management in electronic systems and the use of digital control techniques in power converters. Delegates will have an opportunity to meet and talk with top executives and technical professionals of leading electronic equipment companies, as well as key technical and management professionals in the power conversion and semiconductor industries. DPF ’08 will include exhibits, technical sessions, seminars, networking opportunities, and more.

Reflecting this broader scope and mainstream interest in digital power technologies, DPF ‘08 has an expanded Advisory Committee including representatives from Analog Devices, Coldwatt, Embedded Microprocessor Benchmarking Consortium, Emerson Network Power, Energy Star, Ericsson Power Modules, Fairchild Semiconductor, IBM, Infineon Technologies, Intel, International Rectifier, Lineage Power, Maxim, Microchip, National Semiconductor, NXP, Primarion, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Zilker Labs. Electronic Design and Power Electronics Technology are the official media sponsors for DPF ‘08. The U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Labeled Products program, the Institute for Data Center Professionals and the Critical Facilities Roundtable are supporting sponsors for DPF ‘08.