February 25, 2010 Section Meeting – PEAK10 Tour of the Internet Cloud

Our Thursday, February 25th Section Meeting will be a tour of the PEAK10 managed data center in West Chester. Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider.  It provides managed data centers for virtualization and cloud-based services. Peak 10 helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). Come with us and take a tour of the Internet Cloud.

We will meet at 5:30 at the PEAK10 facility in West Chester and the tour will begin at 6:00.

PEAK10 data center
5307 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester 45069

From I-75N:
Take the Union Centre Exit, Exit 19. Turn left towards Muhlhauser.
Turn Left onto Muhlhauser Rd.
Go approx 1.4 Miles to 5307 Muhlhauser Rd. Along the way you will pass IKEA, you will cross over International Blvd.  Use the first entrance on the left hand side of the street.

From 275E or W:
Take OH-747 North Exit, Exit 42B.
Travel approx 1.6 Miles on 747 (Princeton-Glendale Rd.) and turn right onto Muhlhauser Rd. (Back Porch Saloon is on the corner).
Travel approx .8 Mile to 5307 Muhlhauser Rd. PEAK10 will be on the right hand side of the street.

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at Reservations@ieeeCincinnati.org (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

 Here is a Google Map to the PEAK10 Data Center

February 2010 – Membership News

The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

Niraj R. Bhatt
Paul Caylor
Gavin Dao
Dale Dickerhoof
Keith J. Flournoy
Tom Fritsch
Michael D. Harvey
Suzanne G. Johnston
Gayatri Kallepalle
Hoang Lai
Mark A. Meister
Richard R. Recetti
Robert Weldon Riemen
Brian Daniel Smith
Mary Katherine Soltys
Rohan R. Soman

We wish to welcome these new members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

February 2010 – History of Electrical Engineering

Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past
Submitted by Bob Morrison, Editor

Copyright 1996 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from the IEEE publication, “Scanning the Past” which covers a reprint of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the IEEE Vol. 84, No. 7, July 1996.

William Le Roy Emmet and Turboelectric Engineering

Sixty-five years ago, William Le Roy Emmet’s The Autobiography of an Engineer was published. The formal portrait of Emmet shown in Fig. 1 was included in the book. The book provided a fascinating personal account of his career of almost half a century devoted to electrical power engineering. In the preface, Emmet characterized engineering as a “thrilling profession to those who are suited to it, full of dangers, hopes, worries, and gratifications.” Later in the book, he attributed much of his success to “a definiteness of purpose backed by a dogged perseverance.” He added that “the important part of engineering is the detail and the good engineers are those who keep their eye close to it.” He mentioned that he had always had a keen interest in other areas than engineering including “literature, history, science, philosophy, music, and art in various forms.”

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February 2010 – IEEE News

Oncor Senior Vice President to Discuss His Company’s Smart Grid Initiative
at IEEE Green Technology Conference in Grapevine, Texas

WASHINGTON (25 January 2010) — Oncor Senior Vice President Jim Greer will be a keynote speaker at the second annual IEEE Green Technology Conference, 15-16 April, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Greer, who oversees asset management and engineering for Oncor, will be a luncheon speaker on 16 April.

As the architect of Oncor’s Smart Grid technology initiative, Greer is a good match for the event’s focus on new technologies to promote conservation, renewable energy and automation. Oncor, a national leader in installing advanced meter technology, will install 3.4 million smart meters and the information technology systems supporting real-time reporting of energy use by 2012. Greer is overseeing this transformation of Oncor’s transmission and distribution business through technology.

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