Wednesday, August 9th
8:30-9:35 AM
SUST-201-1: Sustainable Data Centers and Energy Efficiency Part 1 (Sustainability Track)
Organizer + Chairperson: Wayne M. Adams, SNIA Chairman Emeritus, SNIA

Paper Title: SNIA Specifications for Energy Efficiency Measurement

Paper Abstract: SNIA Green Storage work group will provide an update on SNIA Emerald specification work for storage systems, to update its block IO and filesystem IO workloads, and test& measurement tools. Additionally, an update will be provided on stroage device testing specification, the tools, the workloads, and the flexibility to create organization specific/application specific workloads. Both test specification provide industry building blocks for industry regulators to set regional requirements for energy usage and efficiency for data storage in the data center. Additionally, these specifications lay a vendor neutral foundation on how an organization can compare and contrast industry options with identical criteria. These specification have been referenced of interest to USA EPA EnergyStar, European Union Lot 9, and Japan TopRunner regulatory programs. These methods and tools in the specification provide a pillar of information that can lend to a vendor company reporting a device or system Life Cycle Assessment for power usage over its life-time of use.

Paper Author: Wayne Adams, SNIA Chairman Emeritus, SNIA

Author Bio: Wayne Adams has a longstanding career of IT industry experience spanning business development, technical product/solution management, and partner ecosystems. He has been an Advisor and Industry Consultant, including many engagements in SNIA leadership roles since 2002. Wayne has served on the SNIA Board since 2003, including as Chair, Chair Emeritus, and Treasurer, as well as in various chair and leadership roles at forums, initiatives, conferences, and strategic alliances. He has been employed by EMC, DEC, and Eastman Kodak, and has been in business technology development delegations to China and the PacRim. Wayne has also been involved in standards groups including DMTF, W3C, Cloud Security Alliance, INCITS, OASIS, and IoT/OMG. He earned his BS degree with a dual major in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Univ. of Pittsburgh.