Mr. Shelnutt is a lead thermal architect for Dell’s Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) organization. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Missouri and has over 9 years of experience in research and development of advanced thermal systems, including 6 years focused on data center and server cooling technology.
Working in ESI, Austin has maintained ownership of the thermal architecture and development for over a dozen independent, custom, hyperscale server platforms. In addition to utilizing analytical and numerical modeling for server thermal design, Austin has successfully compiled performance and cost data structures into well-formed cost models that guide hyperscale customers on data-driven purchase decisions. He currently serves as an alternative cooling development manager for ESI. Mr. Shelnutt has 7 granted US patents and 51 pending patents at the USPTO.