ambient-air-cooling

Dell LED Monitor Energy Efficiency

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, dell, low-power, power-nap on March 21st, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell integrates power saving into its large monitors: low-power sleep mode, light sensing, dynamic dimming, and power napping.  …

…   “Built-in ambient light sensor responds to surrounding brightness, automatically adjusting levels when enabled.”   …

via Dell: G2210 and G2410 24″ LED Monitors.

Green data center achieves 1.14 PUE

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, green-data-center on December 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

using ambient cooling system.

UMass Medical Green Data Center Recognition

Posted in air-economizers, ambient-air-cooling, data-center-design, green-data-center, green-design, recognition on November 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

UMass Medical is recognized by State of Massachusetts for its sustainability achievements.  …

…   “Opening a new green data center that uses 40 percent less energy than the old system. … “   …

Via Worcester Business Journal: Sustainability Recognition.

The green data center design includes use of ambient air for cooling.  …

…   “Additional reductions in energy consumption will be achieved by employing air-side economizing technology, which uses outdoor air for cooling the indoor space. Thus, chilled water for air conditioning will be required only during 25 percent of the year. “   …

Via UMass Med: Data Center Energy Efficiency.

Yahoo Green Data Center, New York

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, data-center-design, green-data-center, green-design, pc, pue, state-new-york, yahoo on September 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Yahoo’s new green data center design goes into operations in NY.  The datacenter will leverage ambient air for cooling and is reported to achieve a PUE rating of 1.08.  …

…   “The Yahoo Computing Coop design earned a $9.9 million sustainability grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. An average of less than 1 cent of every dollar spent on electricity will go toward cooling “   …

Via AP: Yahoo NY Data Center.

Apple 27in Monitor adjusts to optimize power consumption

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, apple, computer-monitor, energy-optimization, epeat-gold, power-conservation on September 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Apple starts shipping its 27-inch Cinema Display LCD monitor, which incorporates energy optimization feature and achieves a Gold EPEAT rating.  …

…   “light sensor that can adjust the screen brightness according to ambient lighting in the room. The feature not only makes for great viewing, it also conserves energy. “   …

Via TMCNet: Apple 27 Inch Monitor.

HP Green IT leadership recognition

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-uk, green-data-center, green-design, hp-hewlett-packard, recognition on May 19th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP is recognized for it green data center practices, such as ambient air cooling and recycled construction materials.  …

…   “HP was recognized as the winner in the Data Center Design category for its Wynyard facility in the United Kingdom. Commissioned in September 2009, the data center uses a large quantity of fresh air supplied by fans through high-efficiency filters to reduce the energy required for cooling. The building features an energy-efficient and sustainable design that incorporates recycled materials as well as harvested rainwater. “   …

Via HP: Green Enterprise IT Award.

      

EvoSwitch Hyper Energy Efficient Data Center

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, energy-efficiency, energy-efficient, evoswitch, pue on May 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

EvoSwitch brings energy efficient data center capacity on-stream, which leverages ambient air for cooling among other techniques. …

… “Energy-efficient Data Center: PUE of 1.2: Completion of the 3rd development stage will significantly increase energy savings in the already hyper energy-efficient data center. According to Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch: The additional energy savings are the direct result of the deployment of new technologies and the highly innovative configuration of our systems. This will allow us to use Free Cooling, i.e. cooling by using the outdoor temperature, 365 days per year and to keep the energy-wasting compressor completely shut off all year long. The additional growth in customers will also have a positive impact on our energy savings. ” …

Via EvoSwitch: Next Generation Datacenters.

   

Data Center ASHRAE Prescriptive Cooling System Energy Efficiency

Posted in air-economizers, ambient-air-cooling, ashrae, cooling-system, data-center-efficiency-program, economizer, energy-efficiency, google, standards on April 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google and its industry peers react to ASHRAE cooling standard for data centers. …

… “Unfortunately, the proposed ASHRAE standard is far too prescriptive. Instead of setting a required level of efficiency for the cooling system as a whole, the standard dictates which types of cooling methods must be used. For example, the standard requires data centers to use economizers — systems that use ambient air for cooling. In many cases, economizers are a great way to cool a data center (in fact, many of our companies’ data centers use them extensively), but simply requiring their use doesn’t guarantee an efficient system, and they may not be the best choice. Future cooling methods may achieve the same or better results without the use of economizers altogether. An efficiency standard should not prohibit such innovation. ” …

Via Google: Setting efficiency goals for data centers

Iceland Free Data Center Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-iceland, green-data-center, green-power, verne-holdings on January 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cool the data center with ambient air, you know what I mean, Verne. …

… “Verne Global is employing Iceland’s diverse natural resources to offer data center customers free cooling and 100% renewable power from the region’s abundant supply of geothermal and hydroelectric energy. ” …

Via Verne Global: Green Data Center

Japan Green Data Center Unit will pilot Ambient Air Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, container-data-center, cooling-system, country-japan, data-center, modular, proof-of-concept on November 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Internet Initiative Japan is conducting a data center proof of concept to trial container data center with ambient air cooling system. …

… “They will build a modular data center with a cooling system that directly uses outside air, and operate it for one year starting in February 2010, with the aim of commercialization. ” …

Via : Next-Generation Eco-Data Center

IIJ Data Center Proof-of-Concept: “with the trend in the United States away from water-cooled systems and towards the more energy-efficient outside-air-cooled systems, they realized that they could not focus solely on one single method geared towards environmental measures and improved power efficiency.”

SlovakTelekom Green Data Center Project

Posted in air-conditioning, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, country-slovakia, efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, ibm, optimization, region-europe, slovak-telecom, telecommunications on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Slovak Telekom will use IBM to build a new green data center in Bratislava, Slovakia and it is targeted to begin operations in 2011 enabling capacity growth needs. The data centre will leverage ambient outside air for cooling and implement high-density rack arrangements that optimize cooling system efficiency. …

… “The data centre will be built on approximately 1,200 square meters of a modern, five-floor building, providing a highly-resilient environment. It will be fully equipped to protect Slovak Telekom‘s valuable information technology investments. It will ensure the highest levels of physical and digital protection, including access control, CCTV, intrusion, fire and flood detection and extinguishing systems, as well as, comprehensive monitoring of the IT infrastructure. Green techniques include a cooling system which, during cold months, will leverage outside air, reducing the need for air conditioning units. The high-density layout of the centre will ensure that IT equipment is sectioned according to heat emissions in order to optimize cooling capacity and efficiency. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Centre

Slovak Telecom Green Data Center

Cooling Equipment Power

Posted in air-flow, airflow, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-savings, green-design, microsoft, power-consumption, power-savings on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ambient air usage in cooler climates, higher temperature setpoints, and air flow design advancements are all elements of an efficient data center cooling strategy. …

… “The cooling equipment alone can consume 25 percent of the power that goes into a data center, said Christian Belady, an efficiency specialist at Microsoft. ” …

Via New York Times: Energy Savings