energy-efficiency

Data center energy efficiency education opportunity

Posted in certificates, data-center, education, energy-efficiency, training on May 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smartpros offers training in energy improvement in data centers. …

… “Certificate in The Principles of Data Center Energy Efficiency … ” …

Via Green Engineering: Certificate

Workload modeling software drives CPU energy efficiency

Posted in availability, computer-equipment, cpu, energy-efficiency, granola, performance, software on May 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Software offers opportunity to optimize processing to save energy. …

… “The idea here is that in the lower state your the CPU consumes less energy, thus making your computer more efficient. This system optimization is automatic and reportedly does not compromise performance or availability.” …

Via EarthTechling: Granola App

EvoSwitch Hyper Energy Efficient Data Center

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, energy-efficiency, energy-efficient, evoswitch, pue on May 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

EvoSwitch brings energy efficient data center capacity on-stream, which leverages ambient air for cooling among other techniques. …

… “Energy-efficient Data Center: PUE of 1.2: Completion of the 3rd development stage will significantly increase energy savings in the already hyper energy-efficient data center. According to Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch: The additional energy savings are the direct result of the deployment of new technologies and the highly innovative configuration of our systems. This will allow us to use Free Cooling, i.e. cooling by using the outdoor temperature, 365 days per year and to keep the energy-wasting compressor completely shut off all year long. The additional growth in customers will also have a positive impact on our energy savings. ” …

Via EvoSwitch: Next Generation Datacenters.

   

Lenovo Green Laptop Line

Posted in cpu, energy-efficiency, energy-star-5, epeat-gold, laptop, lenovo, thinkpad on April 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Here is Lenovo’s take on sustainable laptops. …

… “L series laptops also are ranked EPEAT Gold, meet Energy Star 5.0 standards for efficiency, and boast 40% more energy efficiency than previous ThinkPads. ” …

Via Fast Company: Lenovo L Series

Lenovo L Series Latop Energy Efficiency

Data Center ASHRAE Prescriptive Cooling System Energy Efficiency

Posted in air-economizers, ambient-air-cooling, ashrae, cooling-system, data-center-efficiency-program, economizer, energy-efficiency, google, standards on April 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google and its industry peers react to ASHRAE cooling standard for data centers. …

… “Unfortunately, the proposed ASHRAE standard is far too prescriptive. Instead of setting a required level of efficiency for the cooling system as a whole, the standard dictates which types of cooling methods must be used. For example, the standard requires data centers to use economizers — systems that use ambient air for cooling. In many cases, economizers are a great way to cool a data center (in fact, many of our companies’ data centers use them extensively), but simply requiring their use doesn’t guarantee an efficient system, and they may not be the best choice. Future cooling methods may achieve the same or better results without the use of economizers altogether. An efficiency standard should not prohibit such innovation. ” …

Via Google: Setting efficiency goals for data centers

Data Center Energy Efficiency Leadership

Posted in data-center-efficiency-program, development, energy-efficiency, implementation, program, state-new-york on April 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

State of New York will incentivize data center energy efficiencies through its leadership recognition program. …

… “award will recognize a New York State organization that demonstrates leadership in pursuing energy efficiency in its data center through the development and implementation of energy efficiency measures and policies. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on April 29, 2010. ” …

Via NYSERDA: Existing Facilities Industrial Process Efficiency

Europe Data Center Connection

Posted in energy-efficiency, region-europe, server-sprawl, server-virtualization, servers, virtualization on March 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Insights on the European data center, where virtualization and energy efficiency are opportunities for future efforts …

… “By 2010, the cost of electrical power could overtake server costs. This is particularly a concern for the largest organizations, which often manage data centers of thousands of servers. ” …

Via Internet Evolution: Euro Data Centers

Print Scan Copy Fax Standards Drive Energy Savings at Volkswagen

Posted in energy-efficiency, office-equipment, print-scan-copy-fax, printer, printing, scanning-technology, volkswagen on March 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Volkswagen IT Group implements office equipment standards that achieve significant energy efficiencies for the enterprise. …

… “Volkswagen has made progress in terms of costs, energy efficiency and the environmental balance sheet by replacing more than 52,000 fax machines, printers, photocopiers and scanners with fewer than 17,500 multifunction devices throughout the Group, and then integrating these new devices into a unified IT infrastructure. Seven energy-efficient standard devices take the place of 832 different models of office equipment. Thus Group IT at Volkswagen reduced the pool of devices by 66 percent and eliminated around 35,000 single machines. Stacked on top of each other, they would form a tower 14 kilometers high. ” …

Via Volkswagen: Energy Efficiency in Offices

Volkswagen energy efficiency program targets the office

UK Green Data Centre Opened by ACS

Posted in affiliated-computer-services-acs, country-uk, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, xerox on March 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACS expands its data center capacity with new green data center that pushes the envelope in energy efficiency: The new £2 million ($3 million USD), 418 sq. m (4,500 square feet facility located in Telford combines best-of-breed technology with the highest calibre green credentials. It is estimated that savings up to 70 percent can be made on energy costs alone which in turn could reduce the carbon footprint by approximately 4,200 metric tonnes annually. http://bit.ly/9MKIwl

Intel Facility Efficiency

Posted in energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, facility-management, intel, power-management on February 28th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook Mechanical Chiller Avoidance

Posted in carbon-footprint, chiller, datacenter, energy-efficiency, facebook, state-oregon on February 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook responds to Greenpeace regarding carbon footprint of its Oregon data center. …

… “Said differently, if we located the data center most other places, we would need mechanical chillers, use more energy, and be responsible for more overall carbon … ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Facebook

IBM Power7 Energy Efficiency Improvements

Posted in cpu, energy-efficiency, ibm, optimization, performance, power7, processor on February 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM POWER7 Systems have been optimized for workloads and improved energy efficiencies. …

… “IBM Power 770, a modular enterprise system with up to 64 POWER7 cores, featuring higher performance per core than POWER6 processors (2) and using up to 70 percent less energy for the same number of cores as the IBM Power 570. IBM Power 755, a high-performance computing cluster node with 32 POWER7 cores, Energy Star qualified for energy efficiency, and optimized for the most challenging analytic workloads. ” …

Via IBM: http://bit.ly/aU5qo6