energy-efficient

Facebook Greenpeace Datacenter Controversy

Posted in datacenter, energy-efficient, facebook, green-power, greenpeace, state-oregon on September 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Greenpeace sustains its challenge to Facebook to seek more sustainable power sources for its Oregon data center.  …

…   “But Facebook says Greenpeace is offering a simplistic explanation of how energy grids work, and the company chose the location of its data center because it could be energy efficient.

To say the Facebook chose coal is inaccurate, said spokesman Barry Schnitt. “   …

Via AP: Greenpeace v Facebook.

Motherboard GPU manages energy efficiency

Posted in cpu, energy-efficient, gpu, green-power, motherboard on June 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Biostar integrates energy efficiency enablers into its motherboards.  …

…   “BIOSTAR G.P.U (Green Power Utility) is a new function for BIOSTAR Motherboards, it will enhance energy efficiency by disabling extra phases while CPU on light loading. “   …

Via Biostar: Configuration.

Simple green techniques deployed in Google’s data centers

Posted in energy-efficient, energy-monitoring, google, green-data-center, measurements, technologies on May 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google uses simple techniques to green its datacenters and measures its performance improvement. …

… “Beyond using energy-efficient technologies, Weihl talked up the importance of measuring and monitoring. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Google’s green data centers

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.

   

Telecommunication devices embrace energy efficiency technologies

Posted in chip-design, communications, devices, energy-efficient, power-consumption, power-scaling, processor, scalability, telecommunications on March 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Communication device design will boost performance and scalability while integrating more energy efficient technologies as the next generation is commercialized. …

… “recent DSP releases claimed to be up to four times more power-efficient than general-purpose DSPs. To minimize power consumption they use features like power scaling to automatically scale speed and voltage for various units within the processor. ” …

Via Chip Design: Low-Power Engineering