DCF Show: What AI Will Mean for the Data Center Industry

June 20, 2023
On this week’s Data Center Frontier Show, we chat with DCF Senior Editor David Chernicoff, who has been digging into all things AI, including its potential impact on the data center sector.

Everyone is talking about AI - artificial intelligence. But what might AI mean for the data center industry? On this week’s Data Center Frontier Show, we chat with DCF Senior Editor David Chernicoff, who has been digging into all things AI, including its potential impact on cloud platforms, chip makers, hardware startups, server vendors, and colocation providers. David and I take a deep dive into the implications of AI for the data center industry.

If you are at all interested in AI and data centers, this is the podcast for you. Here's our conversation.

Listen to today’s show:

Here’s a timeline of topics David and Rich discuss on the podcast:

  • 1:15 – David shares a bit about his career and "Data Center Journey" 
  • 3:45 – "An Interesting Time for Hardware:" Trends driving development of chips and servers.     
  • 6:15  The history of rack density, and the arrival of ChatGPT and generative AI.  
  • 11:30  How AI might be disruptive, and how data and cost factor into its business impact.  
  • 17:15 – Echoes of the early days of cloud, and what that tells us about AI's trajectory.
  • 21:30 -- Rich and David discuss the opportunities for colocations, OEMS and the edge.   
  • 24:45 -- The Road Ahead: Trends to watch as generative AI evolves, including societal issues 

Here's a link to some of David's recent DCF stories on AI and its impact on various sectors within digital infrastructure.  

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About the Author

Rich Miller

I write about the places where the Internet lives, telling the story of data centers and the people who build them. I founded Data Center Knowledge, the data center industry's leading news site. Now I'm exploring the future of cloud computing at Data Center Frontier.

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