IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference
Long Beach, CA

Opening Remark/Keynote Speaker

Opening Remark

Keynote Speaker

Reducing Energy Consumption in Data Centers and Mobile Devices 
Tom Coughlin, Ph.D.

One of the biggest causes for energy consumption in data centers is moving data around from memory and storage to CPUs.  The development of domain specific processing, new non-volatile memory technologies and computer architectural approaches such as CXL and NVMe-oF will reduce the movement of data, allowing processing closer to storage and memory.  In addition, replacing volatile with non-volatile memory reduces power consumption and could allow more low energy states in data centers as well as in mobile devices.

Speaker Bio:

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant.  He has over 40 years in the data storage industry with engineering and senior management positions at several companies.  Coughlin Associates consults, publishes books and market and technology reports (including The Media and Entertainment Storage Report and an Emerging Memory Report), and puts on digital storage-oriented events.  He is a regular storage and memory contributor for and M&E organization websites.  He is an IEEE Fellow, Past-President of IEEE-USA, Past Director of IEEE Region 6 and Past Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section, Chair of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley and is also active with SNIA and SMPTE. For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to