Compu Dynamics Thought-Leadership Summit
In collaboration with InterGlobix
With the advent of generative AI and ML, these technologies and their use cases bring enormous challenges and opportunities for the data center industry. As the industry comes to terms with the adjustments and the readjustments needed in terms of the power densities required on a per-rack basis (expected to surpass 200kW per rack), to power the computational devices that run these extremely algorithmic and CPU-intensive applications, data center providers and hyperscalers alike have already started designing and (in some cases) implementing new mechanical and electrical designs to support what the near-term and long-term future power density requirements are going to be like.
The other challenge AI and ML present is the need to remove the heat dissipated by their servers. Cooling of the environments supporting AI and ML, along with the next generation of servers, is as important, if not more, as providing high-density power to the cabinet. This excessive heat cannot be managed efficiently by air-cooling. Cutting-edge technologies such as “liquid cooling” are starting to mature rapidly finding their way inside of data centers and are no longer “new.”
Join us in our inaugural Compu Dynamics Thought Leadership Summit as we demystify AI and its implications for the data center industry, by collaborating with and listening to the leaders of the data center industry across the entire ecosystem, comprising of:
- Colocation Providers
- Wholesale Providers
- Third-party / Captive Data Center Operators
- Technology Partners
Agenda to date. Please check back as we add speakers.
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Lunch, Networking, Registration
1:00 – 1:05 PM EST
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Vinay Nagpal, InterGlobix
Steve Altizer, Compu Dynamics
1:05 – 1:25 PM EST
Keynote #1: Jason Black, Director of Cloud & Edge Datacenter Engineering at NVIDIA
1:25 – 2:05 PM EST
Panel 1: How AI Is Impacting Various Industries
Panel moderated by John Brzozowski, Microsoft
Panelists: Jason Black, NVIDIA; Jim Julson, CoreWeave; Jon Nordmark, Iterate.ai; Jonathan Tuil, IBM
2:05 – 2:45 PM EST
Panel 2: Data Center Infrastructure In An AI World
Panel moderated by Andrew Miller, NGC Staff Cloud Foundation Engineer at NVIDIA
Panelist: Nathan Benton, viaPhoton; Adam Michaelis, Stack Infrastructure; Dr. Sanjay Basu, Oracle
2:45 – 3:15 PM EST
Networking/Coffee Break/Vendor Technology Demonstration
3:15 – 3:35 PM EST
Keynote #2: John Brzozowski, Microsoft
3:35 – 4:15 PM EST
Fireside Chat AI in the Ecosystem of Digital Infrastructure
Panel moderated by Vinay Nagpal, CEO, InterGlobix
Panelists: Jason Black, NVIDIA; John Brzozowski, Microsoft; Allen Meeks, MOX; Jim Julson, CoreWeave; Benjamin Lundquist, CoreSite
4:15 – 4:55 PM EST
Panel 3 – AI and the Future of Data Center Design
Panel moderated by Jim Julson, Director of Networking at CoreWeave
Panelists: Jason Black, NVIDIA; Phill Lawson-Shanks, Aligned Data Centers; Jason Carolan, Flexential; Jackie Schmidt, CoolIT; Matthew Archibald, nVent; George Gehringer, Submer
4:55 – 5:00 PM EST
Steve Altizer, Compu Dynamics
5:00 – 7:00 PM EST
Hotel Block Information
We have a room block set up with the Hyatt for a room rate of $159/night. Please click the link below to reserve a room via our hotel block. Room block closes on Friday, February 23, 2024.
A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors
CoolIT Systems specializes in scalable liquid cooling solutions for the world’s most demanding computing environments. In the desktop enthusiast market, CoolIT provides unparalleled performance for a range of gaming systems. In the enterprise data center and high performance computing markets, CoolIT partners with global leaders in OEM server design to develop the most efficient and reliable liquid cooling solutions for their own leading-edge products. Through it’s Direct Liquid Cooling technology, CoolIT enables dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance and power efficiencies. Together, CoolIT and its partners are leading the way for widespread adoption of high-performance computing.
Rear Door Cooling Sponsor
nVent is a global leader in enclosures, electric heat-tracing solutions, complete heat-management systems and electrical and fastening solutions. Our products connect and protect our customers’ systems in facilities where the cost of failure is very high. We help customers enhance productivity and reduce their cost of ownership by simplifying installation and minimizing downtime during operation.
Immersion Cooling Sponsor
Founded in 2015, Submer enables next-generation cooling and automation for data and energy-intense environments by integrating its pristine, highly efficient, and sustainable technologies.
Submer helps enable datacenters that make sense through products, platforms, APIs, processes, and installations that will move hyperscalers, colocation, and huge industries to new levels of efficiency and innovation.
Davis Infrastructure leads the industry as the foremost authority in mission-critical power distribution solutions. Renowned for innovation and reliability, our company is synonymous with cutting-edge technology in Busway, RPP (Remote Power Panel), rPDU (Remote Power Distribution Unit), and Metering systems. With a commitment to excellence, Davis Infrastructure ensures seamless and efficient power delivery, meeting the most demanding requirements of mission-critical environments. Trust us to be your first choice for unparalleled expertise and solutions in the realm of power distribution.
Bretco is one of the largest electrical equipment solution providers in the Greater Virginia, DC and Maryland region, representing a diversity of manufacturers associated with electrical distribution and mission-critical sector. We offer a balance of plant solutions for Data Center Energy sector and have been a leader in the industry for over 30 years. Our products ranging from high voltage transformers, substations, switchgear, medium voltage transformers, and a full spectrum of mission-critical solutions in Generators, Generator Switchboards, UPS Systems, PDU’s, Static Switches & RPP’s.
At Wesco, we believe life should run smoothly. As a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, we create a world that you can depend on. Harnessing 100 years of ingenuity and expertise, we increase profitability, improve productivity and mitigate risk for approximately 150,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1.5 million products and locations in more than 50 countries, Wesco is your partner in progress.
Peake Technologies, Annapolis, MD provides technology solutions in both Commercial and Federal spaces. We deliver our manufacturer’s industry-leading solutions through a world-class distribution channel to help meet the demand by our contracting partners, design consultants, and end-user clients.
Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 12pm EST – 7:00 pm EST
Location: Hyatt Regency Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171
Space is limited, please RSVP by Friday, February 16, 2024.
At Compu Dynamics, we take pride in curating a purpose-driven experience at our Thought Leadership Summit. Tailored specifically for end-users, CIOs, CTOs of colocation providers, as well as solutions architects and engineers shaping the future of data centers, our summit is crafted to be a distinguished platform for thought leadership. As this event is distinctly not a sales-focused gathering, our primary objective is to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, open discussion, and the exploration of issues impacting our community both today and in the future.
In order to maintain the integrity and exclusivity of this thought leader forum, we reserve the right to carefully assess and limit attendees. We believe that a focused audience enhances the quality of discussions and networking opportunities. While we welcome diverse perspectives, it is essential to ensure that the attendees align with the intended purpose of the summit. Therefore, we reserve the right to decline registrations that do not align with our target audience.
We understand that circumstances may arise, and in the event of a declined registration, a full refund will be promptly issued to the registrant. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of our participants as we strive to create a valuable and enriching experience for all involved.