Lecturer: Tor Björn Minde, RI.SE
Location: Auditorium B231, Campus Skellefteå
(After the lecture you have the opportunity to have lunch (lunch is not included) at Restaurang Älvy if you don’t already eaten.)
The lecture is in English.
ATTENTION! Registration is necessary to know how many people will come.
Does generative AI run on thin air?
This talk will look at the future energy cost associated with the training and usage of generative AI (ChatGPT alike) that requires large data centers and edge nodes. The computational requirements are demanding new efficient and complex GPU/accelerator hardware with ever increasing heat fluxes. The thermal management will challenge the fluid medium of thin air and enforce data centers to employ liquid cooling close to the microelectronics. Questions arise of what future heat fluxes are expected and whether immersed cooling, direct-to-chip or any derivative of liquid cooling can meet the needs.
The future is already here! The liquid cooling developments will be a strong technical driver for change in data center designs. New directives for reporting energy efficiency and a standardization of environmental labels are just some of several decisions from the EU that affect the IT industry. The use of AI with increased data collection for services also means that data centers worldwide need to increase their capacity. Find out what is required of the data centers of the future, how they affect the environment and what the industry is doing to contribute to sustainable development.
The lecture is a joint arrangement between Skelleftea Digital Alliance and DF Skellefteå.
Registration no later than 2023-10-16.