computer-equipment

Green packaging for Dell computer equipment using sustainable bamboo

Posted in composting, computer-equipment, dell, product-packaging on May 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell computer equipment packaging has been certified for composting using bamboo materials that can be harvested sustainably in China.  …

…   “Dell began using bamboo cushions to package its Mini 10 and Mini 10v netbooks in November 2009. Dell recently extended its use of bamboo packaging to include a number of Dell Inspiron laptops, building on its commitment to make being green easy and cost-effective for customers.”   …

Via Dell: Green Packaging Certified
   

Recycle computer equipment with a green cube

Posted in computer-equipment, green-cube, recycle on May 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Workload modeling software drives CPU energy efficiency

Posted in availability, computer-equipment, cpu, energy-efficiency, granola, performance, software on May 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Software offers opportunity to optimize processing to save energy. …

… “The idea here is that in the lower state your the CPU consumes less energy, thus making your computer more efficient. This system optimization is automatic and reportedly does not compromise performance or availability.” …

Via EarthTechling: Granola App

Simple Effective Energy Savers

Posted in computer-equipment, computer-monitor, energy-savings, office-equipment on March 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Nice list of simple steps to saving energy. …

… “Turn off computers and office equipment when not in use. If you aren’t going to use your monitor for more than 20 minutes, turn it off. Turn off the CPU and monitor if you are not going to use it for more than two hours. ” …

Via CONNSTEP: Baby Steps to Energy Saving

PC Power Management: Just Do It

Posted in computer-equipment, dept-of-energy, energy-audit, monitoring, pc, power-management, reduce-power-consumption on October 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

When it comes to efficient and sustainable information technology, the Department of Energy must eat its own dog food and commit to action. An audit of its facilities shows that it is not in compliance with its own guidance. …

… “The Department had not fully reduced energy consumed by its desktop and laptop computers through implementation of power management settings such as shutting down monitors, enabling computer standby, and placing a computer into hibernation when not in use. Although the Code of Federal Regulations and Executive Order 13423 – Strengthening Federal Environment, Energy, and Transportation Management – require Federal agencies to enable power management features on computers and monitors, we found that none of the seven sites reviewed had ensured that these settings were in place. ” …

Via Department of Energy: Department of Energy Efforts to Manage Information Technology Resources in an Energy-Efficient and Environmentally Responsible Manner (PDF)

Power IT Down Day

Posted in citrix, computer-equipment, hp-hewlett-packard, intel, microsoft, peripherals, power-analysis, power-consumption, power-down on August 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sign up to power down computer equipment, next week. And, see the impact. …

… “Microsoft joins Citrix, HP and Intel in government and industry efforts to power down computers and peripherals on August 27, 2009. ” …

Via HP: Power IT Down Day

High Efficiency Systems Commitment

Posted in climate-change, computer-equipment, computing-ecosystem, education, high-efficiency, pc, ratings, servers on August 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Members in the Climate Savers Initiative must commit to procurement of high-efficiency computers and servers over the next years. …

… “We expect that the price premium for meeting the high-efficiency target ratings in any year will be less than $20 per PC and less than $30 per server and will decline toward zero over time. ” …

Via Climate Savers Computing Initiative: Purchasing Computers and Servers

Data Center CoGeneration

Posted in academia-syracuse-univ, cogeneration, computer-equipment, cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, hardware, ibm, infrastructure, software on May 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Syracuse taps IBM to collaborate on green data center which will incorporate efficient computing infrastructure and leverage cogen power. …

… “For example, the project will focus on the actual infrastructure of the data center itself, not just the computer hardware and software. A key element will be an on-site electrical co-generation system that will use natural gas-fueled microturbine engines to generate all electricity for the center and provide cooling for the computer servers. The $12.4 million, 6,000-square-foot data center will feature its own electrical tri-generation system and incorporate IBM’s latest energy-efficient computers and computer-cooling technology. ” …

Via IBM: Energy-Efficient Data Center

Efficient Power Supply in Workstation Design

Posted in computer-equipment, cpu, efficiency, energy-star-5, energy-usage, epeat-gold, heat-load, hp-hewlett-packard, innovation, intel, power-supply, workstation, xeon on April 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP launches line of Workstations that offers innovation and efficiency, such as self-checking power supplies and power-sipping Xeon processors. The Z line of computers is also registered as Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, Gold. …

… “In addition, the HP Z Workstations include 85 percent efficient power supplies – the HP Z800 Workstation has an option for an 89 percent efficient power supply – reducing both overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released. The HP Z line already is ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified, ahead of the ENERGY STAR scheduled deadline of July. ” …

Via HP: Z Workstations

HP Recycling for Reusable Technology

Posted in computer-equipment, hp-hewlett-packard, landfill, recycle, refurbish, technology-managers on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP enables customers to trade in their used technology for recycling. …

… “The HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program aims to reduce the amount of electronics in landfills by refurbishing technology for further use or safely recycling it. Through the program, consumers can receive cash back for their unwanted PCs, monitors, printers, digital cameras, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and smartphones of any brand. If there is no value, consumers can responsibly recycle their HP and Compaq-branded products for free. ” …

Via HP: Trade-in Program and Free Recycling for U.S. Customers

Start Hardware Cleanup to Green IT

Posted in computer-equipment, consolidation, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hardware, idle, idling, infrastructure, optimization, optimize, power-consumption, utilization on March 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Being green means running IT operations at their optimum level of energy efficiency at all times, which is a challenge to respond to dynamically. Start where the inefficiency is the greatest — focus on under-utilized servers and infrastructure. …

… “The starting point in becoming greener, according to Logan, is cleaning up an inefficient array of hardware. That process involves consolidating equipment so power-consuming computers and servers are not ineptly idling when they are not needed. ” …

Via TechNewsWorld: Green IT Operations

Collaboration on Technology Energy Savings

Posted in academia-univ-michigan, collaboration, computer-equipment, devices, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, enterprise-architecture, green-computing, printing, procurement, purchasing, savings, server-consolidation on November 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Michigan teams collaborate to identify opportunities to save energy across the computing architecture, from servers to personal devices. …

… “Teams of more than 90 U-M students, faculty and staff members are working to purchase more energy-efficient computers and other technological devices, reduce the number of server rooms on campus and get everyone to turn off computers and printers when they are not using them and print only necessary documents. ” …

Via Detroit Free Press: Green computing