Chandrakant Patel, an HP Fellow at HP Labs and Director of the
Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory, has been chosen as an IEEE
Patel was recognized for leadership in thermal and
energy management in data centers.
His current research focuses on the creation of a sustainable IT
ecosystem with the goal of driving the reduction of carbon emissions
throughout the global economy. Patel initiated research in smart data
centers, emphasizing that the data center is the computer and it
requires a management system that enables dynamic provisioning of
compute, power and cooling resources based on the need. The research
resulted in a suite of products and services from HP.
Patel has played a key role in establishing HP's leadership in
energy-efficient computing by founding the HP Labs' thermal technology
research program in the early 1990s, and subsequently the data-center
architecture program. He foresaw the thermal-management challenges
associated with high power density due to miniaturization in
semiconductor technologies, and the need to manage energy as enterprise
IT system resources became increasingly connected and shared.
Patel joined HP Labs in 1991, initially leading the cooling and
packaging research of the Wide Word microprocessor. This research
contributed to what later became Intel's Itanium processor, which
represented the next generation of microprocessors.
In addition to his work at HP, Patel has taught computer-aided design
as an adjunct faculty member at Chabot College in Hayward, California,
undergraduate and graduate-level thermal management courses at
University of California, Berkeley Extension, Santa Clara University and
San Jose State University.
Patel has authored many refereed journal and conference papers in the
area of electronics cooling and has been granted more than 95 U.S.
patents. He has been honored as a distinguished alumnus by the City
College of San Francisco and by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department at San Jose State University. He has also been profiled by
ABC-KGO television in its Emmy Award winning series Profiles of
Excellence for contributions to science, technology and education.
Patel is the 10th member of HP Labs to receive this honor. Other IEEE
Fellows are listed at: http://www.hpl.hp.com/about/honors/#ieee_fellows