dynamic-infrastructure

Energy proportional data centers optimize power consumption

Posted in asset-utilization, data-center, data-center-network, dynamic-infrastructure, energy-proportional, google, low-power, power-utilization on July 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google research looks to develop energy proportional data centers that throttle power based on network utilization.  The technique involves modifying the network topology and dynamically tuning network switches.  …

…   “the authors suggest several ways to build data center networks that use power in proportion to the volume of data being transmitted, rather than running at high-power during periods of both high and low utilization. ”   …

Via Information Week: Google data center research.

Sensors Enable Data Center Efficiency

Posted in air-flow, airflow, data-center, dynamic-infrastructure, efficiency, ibm, integration, management, sensors on February 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will boost data center temperature and leverage sensors to navigate optimized energy efficiency. …

… “It includes thousands of sensors that dynamically monitor temperature, humidity, air flow and circuits all of which is integrated into the building’s management and IT systems. ” …

Via Computerworld: IBM new data center

Server Sensing Power Capping

Posted in cooling-system, dynamic-infrastructure, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, sensors, smart-sensors, system-components, thermal-analysis on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP Proliant Server
HP emphasizes the green features of ProLiant G6 server line, which uses sensors and power capping logic to drive energy efficiency. …

… “The HP Sea of Sensors – automatically track thermal activity across the server through a collection of 32 smart sensors. The sensors dynamically adjust system components such as fans, memory and input/output processing to optimize system cooling and increase efficiency. HP Dynamic Power Capping reallocates power and cooling resources in the data center by dynamically setting or “capping” the power drawn by servers. ” …

Via HP: Server Economics

Green Infrastructure 2.0

Posted in accelerate, automation, benefits, cisco, dynamic-infrastructure, green-data-center, growth, infrastructure, infrastructure-2, initiatives, it-project, payback, system-automation on December 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cost reduction initiatives could accelerate the adoption of dynamic infrastructure technologies and have synergy effects on the growth of green data center projects. …

… “Cisco’s green data center initiatives could be given a sizable boost from dynamic infrastructure, because system automation would bring bigger payoffs. ” …

Via Seeking Alpha: Infrastructure 2.0