CIT engineer looks to get systems talking – Electronic engineer Dr Susan Rea is part of a team that is bringing researchers and control systems together at the Nimbus Centre in Cork Institute of Technology.Sometimes simple ideas can stand to make a difference. What if data centres could balance energy loads smartly across servers? What if they could use energy from renewable sources? And what if you could put the excess heat generated by the data centre servers to good use?

It sounds easy, but the challenge can lie in getting the various elements to talk to each other, and electronic engineer Dr Susan Rea is on the case. Based at Cork Institute of Technology, she is working as part of an EU project team that aims to bring various researchers and the systems they work on together.

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