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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.

Dell Compellent storage efficiency improves energy use

Posted in dell, reduce-power-consumption on March 14th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK university deploys new storage technology to meets its growth requirements with efficient energy use and reduced footprint requirements.  …

…   “Fluid Data also is helping the university meet its environmental goals, reducing campus energy use and the university’s carbon footprint.

Each of the Dell Compellent SANs delivers twice the capacity, and performance is also doubled, yet the Fluid Data storage consumes the same amount of power as the legacy SANs, making them twice as energy-efficient.

The university also has reduced its hardware footprint by more than 60 percent.

Specifically, for each SAN, capacity has expanded from 23TB to 50TB, performance has doubled from 10,000 IOPS (input-outputs per second) to 20,000 IOPs, and the university’s storage footprint has decreased from 84 to 30 rack units.”   …

Via Dell: Sheffield Hallam University.

Dell Product Packaging Shows Sustainability Progress

Posted in dell, product-packaging, recycle on September 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell shares the sustainability progress for its product packaging.  The company has reduced the size of packages and increased the amount of recycled content used to produce its packaging.  Dell’s packages are curbside recyclable.  …

…   “Dell is now 94 percent of the way to achieving its stated goal of increasing recycled content in packaging to 35 percent by 2010, a 40 percent increase over 2008 levels.

And more than half (57 percent) of Dell’s packaging materials can now be conveniently recycled by customers using their local curbside pick-up programs.

The company is aiming for that number to be 75 percent by the end of 2012.”   …

Via Dell: Sustainable Packaging Content.

Bamboo packaging is being used as a sustainable solution by Dell.

Alienware laptop integrates GPU for energy efficiency

Posted in alienware, dell, energy-efficiency, laptop on August 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Alienware’s M11x laptop is targeted at the gaming community and brings energy efficiency to its design with automated switching of CPU and GPU.  …

…   “Optimus is essentially an automated processor switch that will automatically alternate between your system’s integrated CPU and dedicated, or discrete, GPU to maximize performance and energy efficiency. “   …

Via IGN: Alienware M11x Laptop.

Dell datacenter energy efficiency capabilities in new solutions

Posted in blade-server, chassis, datacenter, dell, energy-efficiency, performance-per-watt, rack-design on June 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell datacenter solutions integrate energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “The M1000e chassis is enhanced with next generation power supplies, ultra-efficient fans, and bare metal chassis management tools to help facilitate blade energy efficiency and exceptional performance per watt, as well as setting new standards for usability and manageability. ” …

Via Dell: Data Center Solutions (Link).

Greenest data center

Posted in dell, green-data-center on May 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

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
   

Portable Data Center

Posted in data-center, dell, mobile-device, video on October 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Wolfram Alpha Data Center R-Smarr

Posted in data-center, dell, interconnect, performance, processor, r-smarr, rack-design, tour, wolfram-alpha on June 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell Sustainability Leadership Ranking

Posted in alternative-energy, dell, disposal, green-power, recycle, sourcing, strategy, sustainability on May 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability Ranking Index
Dell lands on top of the sustainability ranking for the information technology sector. …

… “Dell scored particularly well in renewable energy use, recycling and its integration of a sustainability strategy in its business. Dell sources about 35 percent of its U.S. energy use from green power and approximately 20 percent globally, and it offers free computer recycling to consumers worldwide. ” …

Via Dell: No. 1 in TBR Sustainability Index Benchmark

Dell Via Nano Compact Energy Efficient Server Design

Posted in chip-design, dell, energy-efficiency, nano, power-consumption, server-density, server-efficiency, system-components, via-technologies on May 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell Via collaboration will yield a high-density, energy-efficient server design using the Nano chip. …

… “That’s three times as many servers as Dell usually squeezes into similar, compact systems. Equally important, each server will consume 15 watts to 30 watts, or about one-tenth the power of a standard server. ” …

Via New York Times: Dell Via Collaboration

Dell e-Waste Commitment

Posted in basel-convention, dell, devices, e-waste, electronic-waste, lifecycle, recycle on May 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell commits to improvements in its electronic waste supply chain and bans for movement of e-waste to emerging countries. …

… “By expanding its definition of electronic waste to include all non-working parts or devices, irrespective of material composition, Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as working prior to export. ” …

Via Dell: e-Waste Policy Improvement