benchmarks

IBM Power7 energy efficiency performance

Posted in benchmarks, energy-efficiency, ibm, low-power, pc, power7 on August 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM shares results of its Power7 benchmarks which incorporate the energy efficiency perspective.  …

…   “IBM has achieved the industry’s highest ever TPC-C (transaction processing) benchmark using a Power Systems configuration with DB2, hitting 10,366,254 transactions per minute, which beat HP’s best result by more than 2.5 times and Oracle’s best by more than 35%.

The IBM result represents 2.7 times better performance per core than the Oracle result, 41% better price performance, and 35% better energy efficiency per transaction.

HP’s best result is over twice as expensive per transaction as the IBM result. “   …

Via IBM: Power7 Benchmarks.

Sustainable IT: Measure Data Center Efficiency

Posted in benchmarks, data-center, dcie, efficiency, measurements, pue, sustainability on July 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center power growth requires the use of measures to benchmark performance and to identify proxy metrics for the true efficiency. …

… “The PUE/DCE gained broad acceptance because of the relative ease with which organizations could compile data. It was also useful because it allowed companies to measure their efficiency against that of their peers. ” …

Via Mondaq: Sustainable IT

Symantec LEED Gold Oregon Site

Posted in benchmarks, best-practice, building, certification, efficiency, energy-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-oregon, sustainability, symantec on July 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec achieves its second LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Oregon facility. …

… “Symantec earned the LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance for implementing best practices in using less energy, water, and natural resources and for improving operational efficiencies at its Springfield, Oregon site. LEED is an internationally recognized system that certifies the greenest performing buildings in the world and is a nationally accepted benchmark for building sustainability. ” …

Via Symantec: Climate Leaders Program

Sustainability Metrics for IT Carbon Footprint

Posted in benchmarks, calculation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, cybernomics, metrics, power-savings, server-virtualization, zerofootprint on March 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Zerofootprint and Cybernomics collaborate to create the One Minute ECOnomics Carbon Calculator for assessing and benchmarking sustainable performance. …

… “Calculations are based on real-time IT statistics captured by Cybernomics’ Analytics platform and presented as a benchmark for comparison of an individual company’s performance. The calculator’s carbon engine is powered by Zerofootprint and is focused on helping businesses measure and reduce their carbon footprint. The ECOnomics calculator lays out exactly where a company is using the most energy and illustrates how measures such as server virtualization, thin client strategies, and using LCD/LED screens can translate into immense carbon savings. Cutting down on energy, hardware and overall management costs through a Sustainable IT strategy is also a concrete way of better controlling overall IT expenditure, as well as reducing carbon emissions. ” …

Via Think Green Alliance: ECOnomics Carbon Calculator

Energy Benchmarking

Posted in asset-utilization, benchmarks, calculation, energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, power-utilization, server-efficiency, uptime on January 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use data center benchmarking to identify opportunities to improve energy-efficiency. Uptime Institute offers insights into energy efficiencies. …

… “This calculation multiplies the efficiency of one’s technology by the efficiency of the physical facility. Uptime calculates IT efficiency by multiplying a data center’s IT asset utilization rate by the energy efficiency of the servers. ” …

Via Computerworld: Benchmark data center energy costs

Carbon Disclosure

Posted in asset-management, benchmarks, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-disclosure-project, carbon-footprint, climate-change, emissions, green-it-strategy, greenhouse-gas, it-project, it-strategy, management, strategies, strategy on October 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Carbon Disclosure Project publishes data from 1550 of the top global businesses on greenhouse gas emissions and their climate change strategies. …

… “The findings from CDP, which represents some 385 institutional investors with $57 trillion in assets under management, also revealed the Utilities sector within the Global 500 to be the most transparent in their reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, with 93% responding to CDP. In contrast the Oil and Gas sector (an early adopter of carbon reporting) performed relatively poorly with a response rate of just 69%.” …

Via Carbon Disclosure Project: Global 500 and S&P 500 Results

PUE Data Center Power Metric

Posted in benchmarks, consortium, data-center, energy-consumption, green-grid, measurements, measuring, metrics, power-consumption, pue on September 23rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

New data centers explore various techniques to reduce their consumption of power. The industry is working on methods to benchmark the performance of green data centers, using metrics such as PUE to measure the efficient use of the existing power. …

… “PUE is a metric created by the Green Grid industry consortium that is a ratio of total data center power divided by total IT equipment power. Getting a PUE of 1.1 is remarkable … ” …

Via The Register: Data centers