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Calculate Green IT CO2 Impact

Posted in analytical-tools, calculation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, co2-emissions, entuity, green-it-strategy, impact, measurements, metrics, savings on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Entuity has launched its Green IT Calculator, which enables an enterprise to understand its green IT opportunity and potential carbon footprint improvement. …

Savings calculator

… “Entuity’s Green IT Calculator quantifies the environmental impact a green IT strategy could have via CO2 reduction metrics and what those savings would equate to in terms of number of cars taken off the road and acres of forest saved. ” …

Via Entuity: Calculator

NASA Green Supercomputer

Posted in calculation, energy-efficiency, green-computing, nasa, pleiades, supercomputer, supercomputing on May 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NASA supercomputers
NASA uses supercomputing to model the ocean climate and leverages an efficient means to perform the calculations. …

… “Using a total of 2.09 megawatts, or 233 megaflops per watt, Pleiades ranked number 22 on the November 2008 Green500 list. This ranking makes Pleiades the second-most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer in the world. ” …

Via NASA: Supercomputing Goes Green

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

Asia Green Certification

Posted in analysis, calculation, certification, content-management, enterprise, foxconn, green-it-solutions, ibm, partnership, region-asia, software, solutions, technology-managers on March 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM plans green solutions and services in Asia
IBM will collaborate with partners to deliver green certification through its enterprise content management solution. …

… “In addition to calculating carbon emissions, GreenCert provides instant data analysis and test reports that allow customers to use it as a base for carbon trading. Foxconn will make a significant investment leveraging IBM software and hardware technology to enable this analysis and management. At Kaohsiung Software Park, they will recruit several hundred software engineers with special industry skills to help make the GreenCert technology system meet the specific needs of different Asian industries. Additionally, it will help enterprises in the Asia Pacific region realize their social responsibilities toward energy savings and carbon emissions reductions. ” …

Via IBM: Asia Pacific Region Carbon Emissions

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

Data Centre Efficiency Code

Posted in alternative-energy, calculation, code-of-conduct, data-centre, european-union, high-availability, impact, infrastructure, metrics, power-consumption, region-europe, sustainability-initiative on November 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The European Commission releases its Code of Conduct for increased energy efficiency in data centres. The code focuses on the IT load and the facility load and describes seven principles that participants should embrace. Metrics are defined, such as the data centre infrastructure efficiency index which is analogous to a yield calculation. …

… “Over provisioning, ensuring availability and associated costs were previously considered a negligible risk to business performance because energy costs were relatively small in comparison to the IT budget, and environmental responsibility was not considered to be the remit of the IT department. However, with rising energy prices this is no longer the case, and the issue of energy consumption at the individual data centre level is becoming increasingly important as operational energy expenditures and ecological impact of the energy consumed begins to play an ever important role in overall cost of ownership of data centres. ” …

Via EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Renewable Energies Unit: Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency

Data Center Power Analysis

Posted in analysis, best-practice, calculation, data-center, efficiency, leadership, management, measurements, mission, optimization, optimize, power-analysis, power-consumption, practices, raritan, server-efficiency on October 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan‘s leader, Herman Chan, will discuss identification and optimization of power problem spots. …

… “Chan’s presentation — Optimize Power through Server Analysis — focuses on the need to measure power at the device level in order to improve data center energy efficiency. His AFCOM talk will explore the myths and realities of power measurement and new tools and methodologies for calculating data center power efficiency. ” …

Via Marketwatch: Data Center Power Expert from Raritan

AFCOM: “Our mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information … “

Intel Energy Efficiency Innovation

Posted in benefits, calculation, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, impact, intel, microprocessors, power-consumption, ups, value on September 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The energy efficiency of Intel microprocessors have had a significant impact on the power consumption of the information technology industry, some 20 TeraWatts. Read on for the context. …

… “So what did we find? When we added up all the Watt-hours that were saved in the past 2 years as a result of Intel’s right hand turn, the calculations point to approximately 20 Terawatts hours less energy used, relative to what our prior generation of processors would have consumed … ” …

Via CSR@Intel: Value of Energy Efficiency

Data Center Efficiency Calculator

Posted in calculation, data-center, efficiency, energy-consumption, savings on September 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center energy efficiency tool …

… “Calculate the efficiency of your datacenter by choosing the options below that best fit your data center’s current environment. Check out the savings you can expect by installing a Voltaire Unified Fabric Solution ” …

Via Voltaire: Efficiency Calculator