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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: Report to Congress on U.S. Data Center Energy Use

Arman Shehabi  (Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Nichole Hanus  (Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Location: Room 10AB

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Emerging IT & Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

The U.S. Energy Act of 2020 calls for the Department of Energy to update the 2016 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) study entitled, "United States Data Center Energy Usage Report." During this session, we will present the analytical frameworks and models from the 2016 Energy Usage Report and demonstrate how they are being modified to address significant changes in the data center landscape. For instance, the updated report will consider the rise of highly specialized hardware, artificial intelligence, edge computing, as well as the rapidly growing data demand in an increasingly interconnected world. We will conclude the session with questions for the audience to gather feedback on our modeling assumptions and data inputs.


  • Understand the methods used to model current and future U.S. data center energy estimates
  • Learn about emerging technologies and trends anticipated to change data center energy demand
  • Provide input for the upcoming Data Center Energy Usage Report to Congress