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Past Membership Meetings

October 16, 2015: MEMBERSHIP: Modular Data Center Solutions & Title 24 in Action
Starr Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA

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Agenda

Data Center RD&D at EPRI (1.6mb pdf)
Pumped Refrigerant Economization and Title 24 by Emerson (6mb pdf)
Leading The Way to a Connected Enterprise 1 MW at a time. Fidelity’s Next Generation Data Center (10mb pdf)
NEW Data Center HVAC Cooling Energy Codes and Standards ASHRAE 90.4, CEC Title 24, DOE and EPA, Others (ppt)

October 17, 2014: MEMBERSHIP: To Colocate or not to Colocate
Oracle’s Building 5805 on Owens Drive in Pleasanton

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Agenda

Intro (9.5mb PPT)
To Colo or not to Colo (100kb PPT)
Data Center Global Telecommunications Cabling Standards Landscape (1mb PPT)
Mechanical (170kb PPT)
Telecommunications - Carriers (100kb PPT)

October 15, 2013: LEADERSHIP FORUM: User Focused Innovation for Today's Data Center
Marine's Memorial Club & Hotel

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Agenda


September 20, 2013: Tour the New Stanford Research Computing Facility at SLAC
Stanford SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Links:
Agenda
CFRT Quarterly Membership Meeting Intro Powerpoint Presentation (1mb)
The New Stanford Research Computing Facility (8mb)
Clustered Systems Introduction Powerpoint Presentation (6mb)
Kinetic Backup Power for SRCF (4mb)
Culture Change and Research Computing at Stanford (pdf)

July 8, 2011
Facebook, Palo Alto CA
Many thanks to Tom Furlong and his team for hosting the meeting and providing continental breakfast and lunch.

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Agenda
Facebook Open Compute Project- Data Center Design

Facebook Open Compute Project - Lessons Learned and Next Steps
Green High Performance Computing Centers


March 25, 2011

XL Construction, Milpitas, CA
Many thanks to Eric Raff and KC Mares for hosting the meeting and providing continental breakfast and lunch.

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Agenda
The Reno Technology Park Data Center- Moderated Discussion

Data Center Predictive Modeling- How to Minimize TCO Through System Level Optimiation

September 18 , 2009
IEM, Fremont , CA
Many thanks to Ed Rossi and IEM for hosting the meeting and providing continental breakfast and lunch.

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Agenda
Data Center Kyoto Cooling Air Economizers- Humid & Dirty AirOK

5000 KV Electrical Distribution Equipment for Data Center Energy Efficiency
Rotary UPS Systems with Frictionless Bearings
Modular UPS with Operating By Pass MOde
Electrical Power Conditioning Proven to Improve Equipment Performance, Energy Efficient Electrical Distribution & Minimizes Waste Heat

Real Time Electrical Signal Monitoring Idenitifies Power Quality Problems to Help Prevent Equipment Failure, Improve Energy Efficiency and Monitor Branch Lines too
Quick Connect Server Busway Minimizes Installation Costs and Maintenance of Electrical Distribution Systems
Motor & Compressor Controls Improve Equipment Performance Sometimes Better than VFD's

Opportunistic Removal of Heat from the Refrigeration Loop allows HVAC Systems to work less and save energy


February 6, 2009 - Data Center Monitoring, Measurement, Simulation, & Control

Sybase


Links:
Agenda
Sybase Data Center Powerpoint Presentation (44mb)
Synapsense Powerpoint Presentation (10mb)
APC Management Tools for Data Center Physical Infrastructure (9.1mb)
Federspiel Controls Powerpoint Presentation (1mb)
Integrated Building Solutions, Inc. - CFRT Visualization Project (9.5mb)
Modius Powerpoint Presentation (7mb)
OSIsoft - The PI Infrastructure for the Data Center (2mb)
Power Assure - Holistic Power Management Powerpoint Presentation (6.2mb)
PowerLogic Powerpoint Presentation (12.8mb)


November 20, 2008 - CFRT Peer Review of Broadcom Data Center Management Tools
Broadcom Corporation.


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Agenda
Data Center Infrastructure Management Powerpoint Presentation (8.8mb)


October 17, 2008 Seventeenth Quarterly Meeting
Adobe Systems, Inc.


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Agenda
Adobe Systems Case Study - High Density Computing in an Existing ‘CLASS A’ Office Environment

Adobe Systems Case Study - High Density Computing Part 2


September 20, 2007 Sixteenth Quarterly Meeting
Yahoo,Sunnyvale,CA
Our thanks and appreciation go out to KC Mares and Yahoo for their generous support of our group!


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Agenda
U.S. EPA-The Changing Energy Landscape: Impacts on Data Centers and Federal Government Initiatives to Alleviate Growing Pains


March 9, 2007 Fifteenth Quarterly Meeting
Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores,CA
Our thanks and appreciation go out to Mukesh Khattar and Oracle Corporation for their generous support of our group!

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Agenda
Protecting Data Centers from Microwave and Chemical Incidents
Countering Terriorism to Data Centers Through Surety Methods


November 17, 2006 Fourteenth Quarterly Meeting
Cisco Systems, San Jose,CA
Thanks to Andy Broer and Cisco Systems for providing the facilities and the refreshments for this event!

Links:
Agenda
Cisco Systems NextGen Production Data Center
Blade Servers: Why They Are So Important To Your Data Center


June 2nd, 2006 Twelfth Quarterly Meeting
Pelio & Associates, Santa Clara,CA
Thanks to Les Pelio and Associates for providing the facilities and the refreshments for this event!

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Agenda
Data Center Market Overview
Silicon Valley Power: Santa Clara's Hometown Advantage
Private Telecommunications Networks
Primary and Secondary Electrical Distribution Systems


January 13, 2006 Eleventh Quarterly Meeting
Oracle Corporation Redwood Shores, CA
Thanks to Mukesh Khattar, Ph.D. and Oracle for providing the facilities and the refreshments for this event!

Links:
Announcement
Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for Data Center Projects
Assessment of Existing Data Centers


September 16, 2005 Tenth Quarterly Meeting
VISA USA, Foster City, CA
Once again we owe Karen Schacht and VISA our heartfelt thanks for providing the facilities and refreshments for this event!

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Announcement
IT and Facilities Roundtable


June 24, 2005 Ninth Quarterly Meeting
Kaiser Permanente Information TechnologyWalnut Creek
Many thanks to Larry Vogen and Larry Geiger for providing the refreshments,the planning, and the facilities that have made this event possible!

Links:
Announcement
Fire Protection and Suppression in Critical Facilities
Data Center Security and Emergency Response


March 25, 2005 Eighth Quarterly Meeting
Sun Microsystems, Sunnyvale
Many thanks to Sun and to Cushman & Wakefield's Roger Gonzalez and Dirk van Ulden for providing the food and refreshment, the planning, and the facilities, all of which made this event possible!

Links:
Announcement
Cutting Edge Data Center Cooling Solutions
Emerging Technologies Demonstration
APC Infrastructure Power & Cooling Ultra-High Density Racks & Blade Servers
Knurr Integrated Heat Exchanger Rack Systems
Wright-Line Cool, PowerManage & Secure Your Data Center
SprayCool Evaporative Cooling Applicatios for Data Centers
LBNL Technology Demonstration Programs


December 17, 2004 Seventh Quarterly Meeting
Visa USA Foster City
Many thanks to Karen Schacht and to VISA USA for volunteering to host our group for a second time at VISA's first class and newly constructed Headquarters facilities in Foster City, CA, and for providing the space, food, equipment and communications that make our meeting possible

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Agenda
Energy Efficiency Demonstration Projects
Data Center Design Overview


August 27, 2004 Sixth Quarterly Meeting
Equinix Foster City
Many thanks to Equinix and Ellis Milano for the hospitality, the facilities, and the refreshments provided for this great opportunity to hear from our UPS vendor community.

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Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Electrical Distribution Systems
Rotary and Static UPS Technologies
APC Product Introduction
Caterpillar Product Introduction
General Electric Product Introduction
HITEC Electric Product Introduction
MGE Electric Product Introduction
Mitsubishi Electric Product Introduction
Powerware Electric Product Introduction


May 19, 2004 Fifth Quarterly Meeting
Network Appliance Sunnyvale
Many thanks to Dan Hoffman and Michael Phelps and Network Appliance for providing the facilities, catered lunch and communications to support this quarterly meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table.

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Agenda
Electrical Power Monitoring
Distributed Generation
On-Site Cogeneration


January 29, 2004 Fourth Quarterly Meeting
The Main Exchange San Francisco
Many thanks to Chris Dolan and 365 Inc. for providing the facilities, refreshments and communications to support this quarterly meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table.

Links:
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Commission, Operate, Maintain & Test
Data Center Security


October 16, 2003 Third Quarterly Meeting
Bank of America San Francisco
Many thanks to Brian Tharp and the Bank of America for providing the facilities, refreshments and communications to support this quarterly meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table.

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Agenda
Meeting Minutes
MEP Updates for your Data Center
Data Center Seismic Risk


June 20, 2003 Second Quarterly Meeting
Visa International Foster City
Many thanks to Karen Schacht of VISA INOVANT for providing the facilities and communications necessary to support this meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table.

Links:
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Arc Flash Calculations
Telcom Thermal Management Presentation
ASHRAE Thermal Guidlines (TG9.HDEC)


March 18, 2003 Charter Meeting
World Trade Club San Francisco
Purpose: The charter of this new organization is to provide an open forum for all participants to be informed and discuss mission critical technologies and to come together to share information between participants to help one another discover solutions to the challenges of the individuals day-to-day operations and be informed and discuss new technologies of interest.

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Agenda
Meeting Minutes
High Density Data Center Presentation
Exerpt from draft 1.0 of TIA-942
TIA Infrastructure Standards