Dear UK and Ireland Section Members,
This is an invitation to the ‘Meet the Candidate’ event, including a technical talk by each of the Vice-Chair candidates followed by a candidacy pitch and Q&A session. This event will enable you to get to know more about the candidates and allow you to make an informed decision for your vote.
- 17:00 – 17:05 Introduction and welcome (Mike Hinchey/Saumya Reni)
- 17:05 – 17:25 Technical Talk: “ Power efficiency in Hyperscale Data Centres A monitoring perspective using Ignition SCADA System ” by Eduardo Audiche
- 17:25 – 17:45 Technical Talk: “ Engineering in the AI and Quantum Age ” by Richard Pitwon
- 17:45 – 18:05 Technical Talk: “ Sustainable Smart Cities (SSC): Shaping the Future for the Benefit of Humanity” by Nagham Saeed
- 18:05 – 18:20 Technical Q&A session to all presenters
- 18:20 – 18:25 Nagham Saeed candidacy pitch
- 18:25 – 18:30 Richard Pitwon candidacy pitch
- 18:30 – 18:35 Eduardo Audiche candidacy pitch
- 18:35 – 18:50 Q&A to all candidates on their candidacy pitch and session closure.
Technical Talk 1: Power efficiency in Hyperscale Data Centres – A monitoring perspective using Ignition SCADA System by Eduardo Audiche
The talk begins by highlighting the unique challenges posed by High-Performance Computing (HPC) data centres, emphasising the need for advanced monitoring solutions. The talk focuses on the critical domain of power efficiency within hyperscale data centres. The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as a metric for efficiency are discussed, with a focus on practical strategies and insights for optimised performance. The talk also showcases UK implementations, demonstrating how Ignition SCADA system’s real-time monitoring offers insights into power variables. By addressing power efficiency concerns, the insights shared aim to enhance sustainability, reduce costs, and contribute to the overall effectiveness of hyperscale data centres.
Technical Talk 2: Engineering in the AI and Quantum Age by Richard Pitwon
Hyperscale data centres play a pivotal, yet unseen role in modern society with most of us taking for granted the enormous computing and networking resources we have at our fingertips. These facilities consume more power collectively than the United Kingdom as a whole. In this talk I will discuss how hyperscale data centres have increasingly become a microcosm for the most advanced and disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum technologies and photonic integrated circuits, which are interconnected with light. I’ll also discuss some of the radical efforts to stem the rampant power consumption of these computing leviathans including liquid immersion.
Technical Talk 3: Sustainable Smart Cities (SSC): Shaping the Future for the Benefit of Humanity by Nagham Saeed
In the talk, Nagham will explore the nexus of technology and urban living in our digitized society. An SSC is a sustainable city that uses smart technology to provide a high quality of life for citizens, reduce overall costs, and reduce infrastructure costs. Starting with the Smart Grid highlighting its transformative impact on energy management. Shifting to Intelligent-Transportation-Systems, delving into Smart-Parking utilizing IoT, AI, and blockchain. Then Smart-Industry investigating leak detection and Battery-Monitoring Systems to aid resource conservation. Finally, Smart-Education explores IoT systems to optimize teaching and learning where Nagham evidenced how her research is an EDI enabler carried by the joined workshops with by the IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) UK & Ireland AG.
Please join the session via the following zoom link you received in the eNotice that was sent to you.
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