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Efficient Server Power Conversion

Posted in electrical-system, electricity-consumption, green-design, modules, power-conversion, server-efficiency, voltage-regulator on July 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google uses inefficiency data to drive its green initiatives. The company’s servers are powered with minimized losses through better designs. …

… “Similarly, our motherboards use very efficient voltage regulator modules, maximizing the amount of electricity delivered to the components that do work. Our servers only lose a little over 15% of the electricity they pull from the wall during these power conversion steps, less than half of what is lost in a typical server. ” …

Via Google: Green Energy Initiatives

Tucson Green Data Center

Posted in building, city-tucson, construction, data-center, design, electrical-system, energy-efficiency, engineering, green-data-center, ibm, partnership, tucson-electric-power, unisource-energy on October 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM is a key partner for green data center development. …

… “IBM has partnered with Tucson Electric Power, a subsidiary of Unisource Energy Corporation, to build, construct and engineer a new energy-efficient data center. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Center for Tucson Electric Power

Water-Cooled Data Center

Posted in computer-data-center, cooling-system, electrical-system, google, patents, platform, water on September 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google patent application for sea water-based cooling of data centers …

… “A system includes a floating platform-mounted computer data center comprising a plurality of computing units, a sea-based electrical generator in electrical connection with the plurality of computing units, and one or more sea-water cooling units for providing cooling to the plurality of computing units. ” …

Via US Patent Office: United States Patent Application #0080209234

Desktop Virtualization Supports Green IT Strategy

Posted in achievement, benefits, challenge, cost-benefits, desktop-virtualization, desktops, electrical-system, enterprise, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, maintenance, management, ovum, power-efficiency, qumranet, savings, server-efficiency, solid-ice, strategies, strategy, ups, virtualization on August 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Qumranet shares report published by Ovum that offers an overview of desktop virtualization and the market opportunities and challenges. …

… “Solid ICE also offers IT managers easier access to remote desktops to provide maintenance and support, as well as instant, inherent disaster recovery. In addition, businesses deploying a green IT strategy can achieve a savings of up to two thirds on electric power with Solid ICE. Desktop virtualization – following in the footsteps of (and leveraging) the quickly expanding server virtualization market – is gaining a higher visibility among enterprise customers thanks to its potential management and cost benefits. ” …

Via Qumranet: Hosted Desktop Virtualization