Julius Neudorfer, chief technology officer for North American Access Technologies Inc. and a webinar presenter for Engineered Systems, will teach a Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) certification class at the upcoming Critical Facilities Summit. The event is scheduled for September 23-25, 2019, in Dallas. In addition, Neudorfer will present a session on air versus liquid cooling.
The Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Generalist Certification Class is scheduled for September 23. This is a one-day course providing a high-level view of different IT and support systems in data centers. The cost $1,175 (includes exam). For more information, go here.
As an added incentive to support the DCEP training program, the Critical Facilities Summit is providing a full conference pass (September 23-25) for confirmed DCEP course registrants. This is optional, as students do not have to attend the conference to take the DCEP class.
The DCEP credential is issued under the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Management Program, in conjunction with a training program developed by Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBNL). The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners who are then qualified to evaluate data center energy usage and make detailed recommendations to improve efficiency.
Upon completion of these training classes and passing the exam, candidates become officially registered and certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner.
In addition to commercial consulting opportunities for a DCEP, the federal 2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative “DCOI” (OMB, Memorandum M-16-19) requires federal agencies to develop and report on data center strategies to consolidate inefficient infrastructure, optimize existing facilities, improve security posture, achieve cost savings, and transition to more efficient infrastructure, such as cloud services and inter-agency shared services.
The DCOI memorandum states that all tiered federal data centers shall have at least one certified DCEP assigned to manage data center performance and continued optimization. The DCEP can be a federal employee or a qualified contractor.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Neudorfer will give a presentation titled: “The Rackonomics of Air vs Liquid Cooling,” as a follow-up to his recent article “Liquid Cooling Moves Upstream to Hyperscale Data Centers.” published in Mission Critical Magazine.
During this presentation, Neudorfer will discuss key points such as: the ASHRAE liquid cooling system classifications, the different types of liquid cooled IT equipment and systems, and the “Rackonomic” benefits of operating at 25-100 kW per rack. The course is available for 0.1 CEU. To register for the class, visit the CFS website.