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Thursday, March 9 • 9:30am - 9:55am
5G: Redefining the Telco Data Center

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When it comes to the Software-Defined Data Center, there are few case studies that really exemplify the ability to take advantage of Intelligent Power Management (IPM) like 5G. 5G presents a complete infrastructure change in telecommunications and data transfer that must be carefully architected at every point in the network from the telecom data centers all the way down to the edge, where it touches the average consumer. Along the way comes a host of challenges in Software-Defined Networking, fat data aggregation backbones, and edge networks that will consist of massive multi-input multi output (MIMO) phased antenna arrays all working together to provide unprecedented bandwidth and latencies to the end-user in the 10s of GHz of radio frequency (RF) spectrum. This complicated, multifaceted network can only be successful through the utilization of many power optimization and IPM techniques. In the data center, the high degree of hardware (HW) and software (SW) hooks that exist in modern computing/networking equipment allows for telemetry, dynamic power throttling/sharing, and peak demand needs to be met through a marriage of all these technologies. Given the large number of wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are predicted to be in every home around the time the official 5G standard is scheduled to go into production ~2020, edge processing will be a key enabler to the realization of this network for all.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=2d62e23c2f67ec885287ebf3bc50138c 

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Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of the IEEE, Chair of the IEEE SF Bay Area Power Electronics Society (PELS), and the Principal of PowerRox, where he focuses on power design, integration, system applications, OEM market penetration, and private seminars for power electronics. He... Read More →

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom E