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Hotter Data Centers Require More Cooling Options

Posted in cooling-system, data-centers, demand, density, economy, future, heat, heat-load, moores-law, power-management, predictions, processor, research, techniques on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data centers is increased processor power, higher-density, greater heat-generation, and growing cooling requirements. Cooling techniques are being researched to deal with this developing trend. …

… “As the demand for data centers continues to rise, despite the down economy, Moore’s Law-the prediction that processors will become twice as powerful every 18 months to 2 years-means that data centers will produce more heat. ” …

Via IT World / CIO: Cooler Data Centers

Generation 4 Data Center Design

Posted in computational-resources, data-centers, demand, generation-4, generation-4-data-center, green-data-center, microsoft, next-generation, peak-time on April 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Quincy, Washington data center
As Microsoft builds out its data center infrastructure, fourth generation design principles are leveraged to drive to sustainability goals. …

… “That thinking will drive the next generation of data centers. In the old days, servers would run full power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and never throttle down. Now, Microsoft is thinking about how to smooth out demand for computational resources so that we’re not as peaky, Belady says. The Generation 4 data center of tomorrow that is being developed by the Microsoft Data Center Services team will be built more like a Model-T than a typical building. ” …

Via Microsoft: Greener Data Center

Smart Grid Digital Technology

Posted in clean-energy, demand, digital-technology, distribution, energy-efficiency, local-networks, smart-grid on February 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smart Digital Grid
A national smart grid is envisioned to deliver clean-energy from remote areas of the country to power load centers. …

… “On the distribution side, the smart grid would integrate new digital technology into local electricity distribution networks that would help manage the demand that appliances and other end-use equipment place on the grid at key times of the day, improve the efficiency of electricity distribution within local networks, and provide better information about electricity use in homes, businesses, and public institutions. ” …

Via Center for American Progress: Clean-Energy Smart Grid