I'll be speaking at the Green Flash session on the afternoon of Wednesday August 10th at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, along with colleagues from the EPA Energy Star Program, Nimbus Data Systems, and NTI.
Here's my abstract:Download Flash Memory Summit Abstract 2011. it's a short speaking slot (and in the dreaded end-of day time slot!), so I intend to get right to the point by challenging the data storage industry at large and the solid state technology sector in particular to "get in the game" with regard to data center and IT energy efficiency.
As a teaser, I intend to describe the three compelling advantages for flash memory use in on-board storage: the obvious energy efficiency advantage compared to disk drives, the high i/o rates that could facilitate much higher server utilization, and a third one which I only recently recognized... It may in fact be industry-changing.
Will post the presentation and the answer to my riddle after the appearance!