Running on OCP: Episode 16 - ECO-Qube

There’s no question the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having on the current landscape of data centers is huge. There is a monumental shift in the way data centers are thinking about these advanced workloads and a lot of the discussion is taking place among the core, larger data center operators.

However, there is one very interesting project within the EU looking at AI’s impact in smaller environments. This EU-funded ECO-Qube project will develop an AI augmented holistic management system for smaller data centers that connects cooling systems, IT loads, and electrical infrastructure with the aim of dynamically enhancing energy efficiency regarding the instant cooling requirements. 

Joining me for this episode of Running on OCP is Çağatay Yılmaz, Innovation Manager at Lande, one of Turkey’s largest System Rack Cabinets and Accessories Manufacturer.  Çağatay is also the coordinator of the ECO-Qube Project. He shares the vision of the project and how the consortium is working together to deliver this holistic solution for energy efficiency.

View the ECO-Qube website here

Note - This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 956059


Çağatay Yılmaz is the Innovation Manager at Lande, he leads R&D, innovation and intellectual property rights practices. He has been working on energy efficiency of small data centers and edge computing systems with the focus of cooling system efficiency. Çağatay is the Coordinator of ECO-Qube Project (GA no: 956059), funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme, which aims to develop a holistic management system for enhancing energy efficiency and cooling performance by real time monitoring and orchestration of both hardware and software components in edge computing applications. Before Lande, he worked as Project Cycle Management Expert at Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce. Çağatay holds a physics degree from the Eskişehir Osmangazi University.