MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014 Activities by Sponsor - Mr. Albert Oscar Rabassa III

(CANCELED) Data Center Engineering w/Action Lab

Albert Rabassa, Data Center Engineer

Enrollment: 20 participants + 20 listeners.
Sign-up by 01/03
Limited to 40 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: Participants (20): Windows Laptops

A Corporate or Enterprise Class data center is perhaps one of the largest technical and financial investments facing corporate planners today.  The stakeholders include: CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, systems engineers, computer engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, fire & safety engineers, LEED engineers, and ultimately- the end users of the data center.  Data center designs must meet the system requirements of the organization and its users, drive energy efficiencies, and be ecologically responsible.  Cost constraints demand that the design be future-proof.  Attendees will be exposed to two-year’s worth of information and lessons learned in two-days.  The Action Lab will be limited to 20 participants- as a highly specialized GUI based CFD airflow modeling tool will be loaded on their laptop.  An additional 20 Listeners will be permitted.  No prior experience is required.  Topics will start with high level management and mission decisions.  These topics will be displaced by increasing technical details, concepts, and CFD modeling.  We will conclude by touring a 10MW data center (MGHPCC).

Contact: Albert Rabassa,

Management & Engineering Topics

Jan/07 Tue 09:00AM-03:00PM tbd

Day-1.  Introduction.  Overview.  Management Decisions.  Engineering Details.  Introduction to CFD Action Lab.

Albert Rabassa - Data Center Engineer

CFD Modeling and Data Center Tour

Jan/09 Thu 09:00AM-03:00PM tbd, Participanring laptop. Data Center Tour Optional.

Day-2.  Technical wrap-up, airflow modeling, and Q&A.  We will end at 12-noon with an optional trip to the new MGHPCC data center to see a 10MW data center in action.

Albert Rabassa - Data Center Engineer