Event sponsor Pillsbury and our special guest speakers provided a preview of the energy technologies that will drive a new generation of data processing and storage systems. As an increasing number of business, consumer and social transactions are conducted virtually or stored in the cloud, more and more data center capacity is coming online. Even taking electricity costs as a constant, the expense of powering these data centers is growing rapidly so much so that companies are beginning to consider cutting data center costs as an avenue for competitive advantage. Luckily, a picture of the next generation data center is beginning to emerge, and at its heart are cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies.
Founded in 1868 on the San Francisco Bay, UC Berkeley is the flagship campus of the University of California and one of the world's most prestigious public universities. The university is divided into 14 schools and colleges, further separated into 130 academic departments offering degree programs from the undergraduate to doctoral level. Cal offers renowned programs through the highly ranked Haas School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Law, and Goldman School of Public Policy. Notable alumni include novelist Jack London, former Supreme Court justice Earl Warren, actor Gregory Peck, and current California governor Jerry Brown.