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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

Cisco Energy Monitoring For IP Devices Drives Green Network

Posted in alignment, cisco, economy, energy-monitoring, energy-wise, flash-memory, green-network, greenhouse-gas, information-technology, intelligent-networks, low-carbon, networking, roadmap, technology-managers, value, vision on February 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco launches green network tool for energy monitoring
Cisco introduces EnergyWise technology for its network switches, which will monitor the consumption of energy by IP-devices. The company envisions a fully integrated building management system will be enabled via its network. …

… “Cisco EnergyWise was purpose-built in alignment with Cisco’s vision of how networking technology can support a low-carbon economy, cut energy use and promote overall environmental sustainability. Cisco EnergyWise is part of the company’s technology roadmap for changing the value-chain of information technology (IT) by placing the intelligent network squarely at the center of how companies reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions across their entire organization. ” …

Via Cisco: Greener Network

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Redefine Green IT

Posted in accelerate, barriers, conservation, economy, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, industry-leadership, information-technology, leadership, power-conservation, sustainability on October 24th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The economic downturn and the moderating of oil prices could conspire to derail the green IT movement. The information technology industry must lead in this space and continue to accelerate energy efficiency and sustainability in our endeavors. …

… “power conservation has an immediate effect — and tech has the tools and experience to make it happen. ” …

Via Eric Knorr, InfoWorld: Beyond Green IT