What are the benefits of evaporative cooling designs for hyperscale? Let's discuss...

Just as new hyperscale cloud data centers are sprouting up globally -- and projected to reach 500 by 2020, so, too, are hyperscale rack power densities on a steep, steady rise – on purpose and by design -- to meet exploding workload demand.

Outside "free" air economizers combined with adiabatic evaporative cooling techniques are finding favor as a way to remove heat to meet the new ASHRAE guidelines. Pre-built adiabatic cooling units can save hyperscale data center millions of mechanical cooling systems and power utilization costs while simultaneously improving uptime resiliency.

Join this expert panel conversation to examine how designing for pre-built evaporative cooling technology can reduce both mechanical systems and PUE costs while improving data center performance and resilience.

  • What are the benefits that operators should expect from designing new data center builds including evaporative cooling? CapEx? OpEx? TCO?
  • Can existing facilities be cost-effectively retrofitted with pre-built adiabatic units?
  • What are the key critical environmental sustainability considerations in designing for evaporative cooling? 

Speaker Panel

DCD>Debates brings together a panel of 4 high level of expert speakers


Steve Greenberg

Senior Energy Management Engineer
Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

Steve Greenberg is a Senior Energy Management Engineer at LBNL. He has researched and applied energy efficient building and industrial systems for a variety of clients on three continents over the past 38 years. His data center engineering experience spans over 20 years, and includes centers ranging from server closets to supercomputer centers in excess of 15 megawatts. He has been involved in design, design review, commissioning, and retrofit, and has taught workshops on data center energy efficiency for DOE, utility companies, and ASHRAE. Steve holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Energy and Resources, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Bruce Myatt

Data Center Leader
Arup Engineering

Bruce Myatt, PE is a registered Mechanical Engineer, Founder of Silicon Valley’s Critical Facilities Round Table (CFRT), and  Data Center Leader with Arup. He has over 30 years of engineering consulting experience working with critical facilities such as data centers, clean rooms, semiconductor fabs, nuclear power plants, and DOE’s nuclear weapons production facilities. Bruce has also served as CTO and EVP of The Data Centers, LLC and Executive Editor of Mission Critical Magazine where he still serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Board and writes a data center column "Zinc Whiskers".

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William Truong

Business Development Manager
Nortec Humidity

William Truong is the business development manager at Nortec Humidity Ltd. for Data Centers. In his current role, he specializes in applying cold water systems and evaporative cooling technologies, including evaporative media systems and atomizing nozzle systems into new build and retrofit data centers and products. He has been with Nortec Humidity Ltd. For 8 years and in previous roles has worked as a product manager for steam and adiabatic systems. William holds a BASc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

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Bruce Taylor - Moderator

DataCenter Dynamics

Bruce A. Taylor is a member of the DatacenterDynamics leadership team, and serves as Executive Vice President for the United States and Canada, where he sets the strategic tone for DCD’s portfolio of integrated media products and services. His emphasis is on the core conferences in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto.