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Membership Meeting

July 8, 2011

Event Location:
1050 Pagemill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

RSVP Only Event: Guest List Closed and have Reached Maximum Capacity

Seats are Limited! To RSVP or if you have any questions about CFRT, please contact Maricel Cerrutit at
or call 510-979-4251

Please accept this invitation to attend the 30th General Membership meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table,

Our meeting will be held on Friday, July 8th at Facebook's world headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. 

Many thanks to Tom Furlong, Jay Park and the Facebook data center team for their hospitality and for providing the foods, communications, and world class facilities that will surely make this a successful and exciting event.

Our meeting is open to CFRT members and guests at no cost.  We have agreed to have the 7x24 exchange Northern California Chapter to come together with us, so we expect a larger group that ususal.  Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.  Any member of the data center community in possession of this invitation is welcome to join us.

This is the facebook story  ...

"Inspired by the model of open source software, Facebook wants to share the innovations in our data center for the entire industry to use and improve upon. Today we’re also announcing the formation of the Open Compute Project, an industry-wide initiative to share specifications and best practices for creating the most energy efficient and economical data centers. 

As a first step, we are publishing specifications and mechanical designs for the hardware used in our Prineville data center, including motherboards, power supply, server chassis, server rack, and battery cabinets. In addition, we’re sharing our data center electrical and mechanical construction specifications that enabled us to achieve an initial power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio of 1.07, compared with an average of 1.5 for our existing facilities, including the following:

      ·         Use a 480-volt electrical distribution system to reduce energy loss.
      ·         Remove anything in our servers that didn’t contribute to efficiency.
      ·         Reuse hot aisle air in winter to both heat the offices and the outside air flowing into the data center.
      ·         Eliminate the need for a central uninterruptible power supply.

The result is that our Prineville data center uses 38 percent less energy to do the same work as Facebook’s existing facilities, while costing 24 percent less to build.

Everyone has full access to these specifications, which are available at We want you to tell us where we didn’t get it right and suggest how we could improve. And opening the technology means the community will make advances that we wouldn’t have discovered if we had kept it secret."

Our guest speakers will address recent advances and the future of our data center technologies and environments. 

This event is something that every datacenter owner and operator should be a part of. 

RSVP to asap to reserve your seat!  

Directions:    Highway 101 to Palo Alto, west on Oregon Expressway to end, bear right on Page Mill Rd, to just past El Camino Real, and on the right to 1050 Page Mill, Building 2    


8:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Welcome Host Facebook
Tom Furlong

9:05 a.m. -9:10 a.m. CFRT Business and Announcements by Bruce Myatt
9:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 7X24 Exchange Norcal Business and Announcement by Jean Ann Krupp

9:15 a.m. -10:00 a.m..

Facebook Open Compute Project Presentation and Demonstration by Dan Lee/ Paul Hsu
 A hands on explanation and tour of the Facebook "Open Compute" web site presenting it's value to data center owners and operators

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Facebook Data Center Design/Operations Improvements by Tom Furlong
 A summary of FB advanced design and operating concepts focused on energy efficiency findings

10:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Break and CFRT/ 7X24 Networking

11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

 New ASHRAE Guidelines & Supercomputer Cooling Systems by Bruce Myatt, PE, CFRT and M+W Group

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Energy Efficient Data Center Operations Best Practices Moderated by  7x24 exchange   

John Diamond, 7X24 Exchange Board

Jason Green, Vantage Data Centers
Bob Glavin, Red Sea Group
Tom Furlong, Facebook

12:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m..

Lunch / Networking

2:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thank you for your interest in this important activity, and for your continued support of the Critical Facilities Round Table.

Best regards from the Founders ...

_________ Charles Krieger, PE____________ Bruce Myatt, PE_______________Horst Pfendt______________   Steve Johnston_________       

Seats are Limited! To RSV P or if you have any questions about CFRT, please contact Bruce Myatt at or Call 415-748-0515.