5G and Power - Distributed to the Edge

On Demand Until March 18, 2021

Duration:60 minutes


BNP Media is authorized by the IACET to offer 0.1 CEU for this program.


5G promises lightning-fast speeds, no lag time, and increased densities — a critical piece to make autonomous vehicles and smart cities a reality. So, why aren't cars driving themselves yet? The answer is that even though the technology needed to transmit the data exists, there’s not enough power to get it there. Integrating distributed power to high-speed communications and IT nodes seems like a logical fix to the problem. This is valid in concept, but not so easy to implement. Because distributed power combines multiple renewable sources to provide flexible, efficient electricity, it can be somewhat difficult to match generation and consumption.

On its own, 5G distribution will improve local coverage and bring data closer to the user. But this siloed view ignores the fact that it is limited by location and power. Each technology silo of the data center industry is independently trying to cross the finish line.  This uncoordinated race to the edge creates inefficiencies and precludes the realization of many advantages in smart cities, smart transportation, and smart industries. Eliminating silos leads to major efficiency gains, maximum resource utilization, and streamlined processes. Converging technologies (e.g. edge data centers, 5G, and 802.11ax) is the way to optimize and materialize a smart future. The questions is: Do we have the vision and the will to work together to get there?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the relationship and interdependencies of emerging information and communication (ICT) technologies as they continue to get closer to the end users.
  2. Discuss the issues that result from siloed development processes and the convergence opportunities that are available to those who develop new technologies as well as those who use it. 
  3. Explain the importance of integrating power, communications, compute, and networking technologies to realize the efficiency, efficacy, and productivity gains advertised by each technology.
  4. Determine ways to address the challenges in breaking down the silos and facilitate convergence through multivendor proof-of-concept, industry standards development, and ecosystem development participation.

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Henry Wong

Chief Technologist, E3HS IT Consulting

Henry M Wong the Chief Technologist at E3HS IT Consulting, enabling and evangelizing a holistic approach to resource efficiency of and by data centres and data centre equipment. Mr. Wong has over 35 years of IT industry experience in computer system development, manufacturing, and deployment, including technical standards, best practices, and policies. Mr. Wong’s experience ranges from leading edge product development, e.g. low power server processors, to enabling data centre level technologies, e.g. modular data centres and 380VDC, For the past 12+ years, Mr. Wong has led and supported many of the enterprise industry energy-efficiency initiatives, technologies, and policies with organizations such as the US EPA, US DOE, Lawrence Berkley National Labs, and The Green Grid.

Mr. Wong has represented IT industry’s technical positions to policy organizations such as the US DOE, Japan METI, California’s Energy Commission, Korea’s KEMCO, and China’s standardization bodies. Mr. Wong has also coordinated technical assessment and policy positions between industry organizations such as IT Industry Council, the Green Grid, Storage and Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and SPEC. Mr. Wong is a 1984 graduate of Yale University with a degree in semiconductor physics.



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