Agenda

The 2017 IBM Technology Symposium is an opportunity for IBM suppliers and business partners to understand the technical directions of IBM Systems, as well as to showcase supplier technology, innovation, manufacturing, and qualification skills.

Yorktown Heights, United States

April 25-26, 2017
IBM Yorktown - Thomas J Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Rd
Auditorium
Yorktown Heights, New York
United States

Agenda - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time Session Speaker Company
7:30 - 8:30 AM Gathering/Registration
1 8:30 - 8:40 AM Call to Order and Welcome Rick Fishbune and Joe Prisco IBM
2 8:40 - 9:00 AM IBM Yorktown Site Welcome and Agenda Review IBM
3 9:00 - 9:30 AM IBM Systems Update Jack Hergenrother IBM
4 9:30 - 10:00 AM Data Center Trends and Requirements Bill Kostenko and Dustin Demetriou IBM
5 10:00 - 10:30 AM IBM Power HPC Product Roadmap Chris Mann IBM
6 10:30 - 11:00 AM Morning Break
7 11:00 - 11:30 AM Wide Bandgap Semiconductor-Based High-Efficient-High-Density Power Conversion for Data Centers Qiang Li Virginia Tech
8 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Efficiency and Power Density Optimization of Passive Components in Line Filter Circuits Carsten Henkenius Delta Energy Systems GmbH
9 12:00 - 12:30 PM Practical Guide to Lithium-Ion Cell Impedance with Focus on End-of-Life Projections for High-Power Battery Applications Lucas Sturnfield Inventus Power
10 12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
11 1:30 - 1:35 Welcome Back Marie Cole IBM
12 1:35 - 2:05 PM A Comprehensive Approach to Voltage Regulator Quality Management in P9 and z Systems Jung Yoon IBM
13 2:05 - 2:35 PM Voltage Regulator Reduction of FET Ringing Jordan Keuseman IBM
14 2:35 - 3:05 PM A Comprehensive Evaluation of Hot Holes Induced Device Damage in LDMOS Transistors to be used in P9 and z Systems Voltage Regulators Giuseppe La Rosa IBM
15 3:05 - 3:35 PM Congitive Initiative on Quality Analytics Julian Tan IBM
16 3:35 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Break
17 4:00 - 4:30 PM Re-evaluating 48V IN Server Architectures with High Performance GAN Transistors Alex Lidow Efficient Power Conversion Corp.
18 4:30 - 5:00 PM Ga-As Based Power Stages Enable Breakthrough Power Density and Speed Bob Conner Sarda
5:00 PM Adjourn Day 1


Agenda - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time Session Speaker Company
8:00 - 8:30 AM Gathering/Registration
21 8:30 - 8:35 AM Opening Remarks to Kick Off Day 2 Rick Fishbune and Joe Prisco IBM
22 8:35 - 9:05 AM Importance of Suppliers to the IBM Systems Assurance Organization George Fax IBM
23 9:05 - 9:35 AM Predictive Analytics: Drive the Data Center of the Future Ed Spears Eaton
24 9:35 - 10:05 AM Impedance Controlled Network Power Conversion Architecture for High Power-Density High-Efficiency Wide Operating Range Isolated Converters Khurram Afridi University of Colorado Boulder
25 10:05 - 10:30 AM Morning Break
26 10:30 - 11:00 AM A 48V Input Soultion for P9 Systems with High Efficiency and Power Density Michael Keene Vicor
27 11:00 - 11:30 AM IBM Panel Discussion - Power Architects from IBM Brands J. Keuseman, B. Yardley, S. Shevach, K. Schwartz IBM
28 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Closing Remarks and Comments Jason Miller, Joe Prisco, and Rick Fishbune IBM

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