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Manufacturing Execution | A Shot of Business Central and A Beer | Ep 59

Welcome to Episode 59 of "A Shot of Business Central and A Beer"! Join Michael and Ken as they dive into the frothy world of Business Central while savoring the flavors of a new Greek beer, Alpha. In this episode, they discuss the ins and outs of Manufacturing Execution and how to process a Released Production Order in BC. But the fun doesn't stop there! Tune in for their AI Snack Time segment, where they explore the energy appetite of AI and its potential impact on global energy consumption. So grab a cold one, sit back, and enjoy the latest updates from the Business Central world, served with a side of hoppy goodness!

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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Podcast Show Notes

Beer we're drinking

ALFA beer is one of the oldest beer brands in Greece. It is a blond and light lager. Cool and refreshing, with rich foam and easy to drink, perfectly suited to Greek tastes. It combines a bright golden color and a soft aroma of malt and yeast. It is brewed with the same traditional recipe, entirely in Greece, with 100% Greek barley.

Alcohol: 5%


Score: 66

Average Rating: 2.79 out of 5


Reviewed by Ant777uk from England2.39/5  rDev -14.3%look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

It took me a while to decipher exactly what the mofo this beer is and where it is from, I thought it was Russian or Ukrainian, or maybe somewhere in the middle of Krgsyzyzyzztan, but it is actually Greek. Thank the world for Google picture translate.Amazing fresh, natural aromas. Very small bubbles and perfect smooth head.Mouth feel is a little too light and thin. KInd of artificial and hops extract is obvious. The malt is great, unfortunately they have got the hops totally wrong.And I wanted to love it.

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AI Snack Time

AI Energy Consumption

Every year, CERAWeek brings together thousands of executives in Houston to engage in discussions about energy. This year's focal point revolved around the electricity demands of artificial intelligence (AI). Concerns arose regarding the exponential growth in data centers worldwide necessary to support AI advancements, with experts warning of potential strain on power grids and hindered transitions to cleaner energy sources.

The source of this required energy remains uncertain, despite pledges from major tech companies to achieve net zero carbon emissions by specified deadlines. For instance, Microsoft aims to achieve carbon negativity by 2030, while the Biden Administration targets carbon elimination from the electricity sector by 2035.

Meeting the growing demands of AI may necessitate increased reliance on fossil fuels. Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz highlighted the challenge facing utilities in accommodating the energy needs of new and proposed data centers, suggesting heavier dependence on natural gas, coal, and nuclear plants. This may entail supporting the construction of new gas plants to address spikes in demand.

Inevitably, the potential profitability of AI incentivizes big tech companies to advocate for increased fossil fuel usage, potentially influencing policy decisions in their favor.

In terms of figures, there are approximately 11,000 data centers globally, each housing around 100,000 servers. These data centers, excluding those utilizing AI, collectively consume between 2.6 million to 5.5 million terawatt hours of electricity annually. On a per-server basis, this equates to between 2,200 and 4,500 terawatts of electricity per year.

By 2027, NVIDIA alone anticipates shipping 1.5 million AI servers, collectively consuming 85.4 terawatt hours of electricity annually. This translates to approximately 18,000 terawatt hours of electricity per year, highlighting the significantly higher energy demands of AI servers compared to traditional servers.


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