energy-usage

Active Energy Management

Posted in energy-management, energy-usage, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, innovation, power-consumption, reduce-power-consumption on November 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM recognizes its internal innovation projects for their environmental impact. A number of the solutions are focused on the green data center. …

… “Systems Director Active Energy Management — a software solution that helps data center operators monitor and automatically manage energy use, allowing greater control over power consumption. The technology can reduce system administration and energy costs in a typical data center by nearly 30 percent. ” …

Via IBM: Top Environmental Solutions, 2009

Cool Weather Data Center Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-costs, energy-usage, servers on October 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cool geographies and low energy costs attract new data center investments. …

… “half of the energy usage is dedicated to keeping the servers cool in order to maximize the efficiency of the chips that run them. ” …

Via New York Times: Cool Data Centers

Green Sigma Coalition Formed to Apply Lean Six Sigma to Sustainability

Posted in alignment, coalition, energy-usage, ghg-reduction, green-it-solutions, green-sigma, green-solutions, partnership, solutions on June 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM builds coalition of partners to align their sustainability solutions behind Green Sigma. …

… “This will allow companies using these combined solutions to better understand energy and water usage, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions across their business operations and make changes to improve efficiency, reduce consumption and waste, and lower environmental impact. ” …

Via IBM: Green Sigma Coalition through Partnership for Green Solutions

Smart Metering Data Center Energy

Posted in data-center, energy-usage, measurements, metrics, pue, smart-meter, smart-sensors, teridian, tracking on May 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers must work towards creating the measurement of baseline energy performance, such as the PUE metric. The use of smart meters may be the key enabler to sustain the tracking of energy consumption. Teridian is leveraging its strengths in smart meters for the electric power industry to create an offering for the data center market. If the measurement process is simple and built-into the data center infrastructure, it increases the likelihood that performance improvement will remain visible and be sustained. …

… “Teridian CEO Gerald Fitch: However, energy usage tracking and measurement has typically been focused on the infrastructure, or the building. The next step is to look at the data center from the inside out, measuring how the equipment inside of the building is using energy. A new class of ICs is on the horizon that will allow OEMs to integrate smart measurement into servers, power supplies, power distribution units, and communications equipment in a cost-efficient way. ” …

Via Teridian Semiconductor: SMART ENERGY MOVEMENT

Efficient Power Supply in Workstation Design

Posted in computer-equipment, cpu, efficiency, energy-star-5, energy-usage, epeat-gold, heat-load, hp-hewlett-packard, innovation, intel, power-supply, workstation, xeon on April 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP launches line of Workstations that offers innovation and efficiency, such as self-checking power supplies and power-sipping Xeon processors. The Z line of computers is also registered as Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, Gold. …

… “In addition, the HP Z Workstations include 85 percent efficient power supplies – the HP Z800 Workstation has an option for an 89 percent efficient power supply – reducing both overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released. The HP Z line already is ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified, ahead of the ENERGY STAR scheduled deadline of July. ” …

Via HP: Z Workstations