coolingZONE Keynote Suresh V. Garimella Speaks on Future of Thermal and Energy Management Technology

11th annual coolingZONE International Business & Technology Summit’s Keynote, Dr. Suresh V. Garimella, Ph.D., to speak on Thermal and Energy Management Technologies for the Next Decade. The Summit will run October 5-6 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cambridge, MA, September 09, 2011 --( Dr. Suresh V. Garimella, Ph.D. is the keynote for the coolingZONE’s 11th Annual International Business and Technology Summit. Dr. Garimella will be speaking on “Thermal and Energy Management Technologies for the Next Decade – Challenges and Opportunities.”

In his talk, Dr. Garimella will cover new challenges in thermal management as semiconductors are deployed in an ever widening array of products from telecommunications platforms to electronic toys. This wide deployment requires a fundamental shift in perspective, coupled with major technical innovations at all scales, to manage the power generated by carrier transport and dissipated in the form of heat. On the other end of the spectrum, large computing systems such as data centers are facing an energy crisis caused by this increasing power demand, which is aggravated by the cooling systems requiring levels of energy that are comparable to that consumed for computing. Tens of megawatts of power consumed by data centers stress the energy supply infrastructure and cause environmental concerns as well.

Integrating ongoing advances at the micro- and nano-scales with system-level considerations is critical for achieving the desired performance and reliability, while at the same time supporting significant improvements in energy efficiency. Approaches such as dynamic reconfiguration of computing jobs and on-demand, site-specific heat removal, supported by distributed sensing and control, are necessary.

This talk will briefly review the current state of this field, and then discuss challenges and opportunities for the next decade, supported by examples of emerging solutions from work being conducted by the speaker’s group under the framework of the Cooling Technologies Research Center, a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

The coolingZONE Summit will be held October 5-6, 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel located on the historic Charles River that separates the cities of Cambridge and Boston. In this inspiring venue, the coolingZONE Summit gathers together the A List of thermal management experts to share their latest developments and studies, and provide a look at what’s to come in electronics cooling.

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