energy-monitoring

Data center efficiency enabled through wireless sensors and monitoring

Posted in energy-monitoring, pue, real-time-monitoring, sensors, wireless-sensor-network on June 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Berkeley strives to increase computing capacity while leveraging existing cooling capacity through deployment of wireless temperature sensors.  The system by Arch Rock is being piloted and may be broadly deployed later in the year as PUE benchmarks improve.  …

…   “In UC-Berkeley‘s case, the system collects about 160 measurements across various pieces of equipment; top, middle and bottom. As a result of having real-time, 24×7, visibility into power and thermal conditions, we’re doing 20% more with our existing assets … “   …

Via Network World: Wireless sensors monitor data center (Link).
         

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

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

Demo Flash Video.

Data Center Energy and Utilization Analysis

Posted in analysis, cooling-system, energy-monitoring, ibm, power-utilization, temperature-control, utilization on October 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM tool creates analysis of data center temperature gradients. …

Bull SAP Green IT Initiative

Posted in best-practice, bull, business-applications, collaboration, energy-consumption, energy-management, energy-monitoring, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, initiatives, it-services, it-strategy, management, measurements, mission, power-consumption, practices, research, sap, server-virtualization, services, software, strategies, strategy on October 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bull and SAP Research collaborate to advance the frontier of green IT through an aligned research initiative. Their research agenda will focus on transaction energy measurement, software best practices that reduce energy consumption, and server virtualization. …

… “New server technologies currently being developed by Bull are adding energy management intelligence into the new generation of Datacenters. The mission of this initiative between Bull and SAP Research is to develop an overall strategy for Datacenter energy management intelligence combined with server management services, integrating business applications and end-user services to enable sustainable Datacenter technologies. ” …

Via Bull: R&D initiative for Green IT

PC Energy Monitoring

Posted in automation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, climate-change, co2-emissions, controls, eco-friendly, edison, emissions, energy-consumption, energy-monitoring, initiatives, management, microsoft, operations, pc, personal-computers, power-consumption, power-efficiency, power-management, savings, software, ups, verdiem on August 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Verdiem releases Edison software application that provides power management features, such as scheduling, power setting automation, and power savings reports. …

PC Power Management

… “Edison software product, a free energy monitoring application that allows eco-conscious consumers to actively control their PC’s energy consumption – and their household’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Made for the Windows operating system, Edison enhances existing PC power settings and provides a consumer-friendly interface that is easy to set up and manage. The Edison application is supported by Microsoft as an easy way for consumers to become active in supporting the Climate Savers Computing Initiative goal of reducing global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons by 2010. Verdiem is challenging PC users to do their part and download 10 million copies of Edison (approximately 1 percent of the global PC population) in the next year. ” …

Via Verdiem: Power Management for PC Networks