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2012 EMEA Forum: PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric

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PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric
Via five earlier white papers from The Green Grid, countless public presentations, articles, and global harmonization efforts, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has evolved from a simple fraction to a much more detailed description of how to instrument and analyze a data center's operations and infrastructure. The Green Grid recently released white paper #49, "PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric" as the single reference book for PUE. The Green Grid Vice President, Roger Tipley, was a content contributor to this "book" and he covered both the newly published PUE content, as well as refreshing everyone's memory about some of the older PUE material that may have been forgotten during the course of The Green Grid’s 6 years and 50+ white papers.

Roger Tipley
Engineering Strategist, Hewlett-Packard
Board Member and Vice-President, The Green Grid 

 Roger Tipley works as an engineering strategist in Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Servers and Networking business unit. As a systems architect, he leads projects to manage power consumption and improve the energy efficiency of enterprise-class information technology products.

For the past 27 years he has been honing his skills in the design of high-speed circuitry and computer systems. In 2004, Roger turned his sights onto optimized solutions for server and data center power and cooling. Roger contributes to industry associations as a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He spent 10 years as (first) a board member, then President and Chairman of the Board for the PCI-SIG. He currently serves as Vice-President for The Green Grid Association, a group dedicated to improving the resource efficiency of data centers and business computing ecosystems. For the past 17 years he has invested much of his spare time as a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America and still avidly teaches advanced leadership skills to both adults and youth. Roger currently holds 11 US Patents.

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