green-computing

Redundant Assets

Posted in asset-management, green-computing, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, purchasing, redundancy on November 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A green IT audit screens for purchasing policies, asset management practices, and power consumption baseline. …

… “Vreeswijk looks to eliminate redundant machines and infrastructure, or looks for redundant workstations, such as unnecessary hot spares … ” …

Via Vancouver Sun: Green computing

HCL LEED Green Data Center in New Jersey

Posted in architecture, certification, data-center, eco-friendly, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hcl-technologies, leed-certification, technologies, tier-iii, virtualization on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HCL invests in LEED improvements for its New Jersey data center as its expands its presence in the US market. …

HCL green data center

… “HCL took over this data center from a Fortune 500 enterprise in October, 2008 and invested more than $15 million in this facility to upgrade the technology and service landscape, using its state-of-the-art consolidation, virtualization, green computing and reference architectures including open systems and mainframes.

This resulted in higher serviceability, better end-user application response times and significant cost savings over the last 10 months. HCL is further upgrading this facility to a Tier III equivalent data center by deploying best-of-breed eco-friendly technologies from leading solution/technology vendors and acquiring world-class certifications. ” …

Via Marketwire: Next-Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey

Newline Green Servers

Posted in green-computing, newline-software, server-efficiency on July 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Newline Software exec discusses the company’s green approach to server infrastructure. …

… “Consistent with our views on being green, these servers are built with components that minimize power consumption, especially when not at full load, without sacrificing the performance we expect. ” …

Via Reuters: Kory Gill

High-performance Power-efficient Networking

Posted in air-flow, green-computing, intel, netronome, networking, power-efficiency, power-utilization, processor, unified-communications on June 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netronome has launched its Network Flow Processor product family which enables a unified computing architecture. The products are designed to provide high performance and market-beating power efficiency, while leveraging general Intel processors. …

… “High-Performance: Powered by 40 multi-threaded programmable networking cores running at 1.4GHz, the NFP delivers over 56 billion instructions per second with 320 hardware threads that optimize memory utilization – allowing for 1800 instructions per packet at 30 million packets per second. This enables 20Gbps of L2-L7 deep packet processing with line-rate security and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows. Power Efficiency: Operating at only 15 to 35 watts, the NFP-32xx revolutionizes green computing by delivering more than four times the power efficiency of its closest competitor. ” …

Via Netronome: Network Flow Processors (PDF)

NASA Green Supercomputer

Posted in calculation, energy-efficiency, green-computing, nasa, pleiades, supercomputer, supercomputing on May 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NASA supercomputers
NASA uses supercomputing to model the ocean climate and leverages an efficient means to perform the calculations. …

… “Using a total of 2.09 megawatts, or 233 megaflops per watt, Pleiades ranked number 22 on the November 2008 Green500 list. This ranking makes Pleiades the second-most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer in the world. ” …

Via NASA: Supercomputing Goes Green

Start Hardware Cleanup to Green IT

Posted in computer-equipment, consolidation, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hardware, idle, idling, infrastructure, optimization, optimize, power-consumption, utilization on March 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Being green means running IT operations at their optimum level of energy efficiency at all times, which is a challenge to respond to dynamically. Start where the inefficiency is the greatest — focus on under-utilized servers and infrastructure. …

… “The starting point in becoming greener, according to Logan, is cleaning up an inefficient array of hardware. That process involves consolidating equipment so power-consuming computers and servers are not ineptly idling when they are not needed. ” …

Via TechNewsWorld: Green IT Operations

Collaboration on Technology Energy Savings

Posted in academia-univ-michigan, collaboration, computer-equipment, devices, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, enterprise-architecture, green-computing, printing, procurement, purchasing, savings, server-consolidation on November 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Michigan teams collaborate to identify opportunities to save energy across the computing architecture, from servers to personal devices. …

… “Teams of more than 90 U-M students, faculty and staff members are working to purchase more energy-efficient computers and other technological devices, reduce the number of server rooms on campus and get everyone to turn off computers and printers when they are not using them and print only necessary documents. ” …

Via Detroit Free Press: Green computing

Green Computing ROI

Posted in 3par, best-practice, data-center-size, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-initiatives, hilton-grand-vacations, infrastructure, management, practices, storage-technology, ups, virtual-data-center on October 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Storage sets green IT best practice
Hilton Grand Vacations is recognized for its application of 3PAR storage technology which results in a sustainable operating model that is virtual and efficient. …

… “Hilton Grand Vacations’ datacenter is now 50 to 60% smaller, which has saved the company up to 60% on the cost of power, cooling, and housing their equipment and enabled them to meet their green IT objectives. With their new virtualized infrastructure built on 3PAR and 3cV, Hilton Grand Vacations has also reduced storage management time by 75%, increased storage administrative efficiency by 4x, and decreased server and storage provisioning time by 90%. ” …

Via 3PAR: Best Practices in Green Computing

Dell Green IT Barometer

Posted in dell, efficiency, energy-efficiency, european-union, green-computing, green-it-strategy, green-procurement, greening, initiatives, it-strategy, michael-dell, plan, procurement, region-europe, strategies, strategy, study, sustainability on September 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Dell visits Europe and commends the EU on its green initiatives, such as sustainability, green procurement, IT energy efficiency. …

Michael Dell commends European Union on their green IT strategies

… “Dell today also released findings of a specially commissioned IDC Green IT Barometer Study that shows more than half of European IT managers already have a Green IT strategy in place or plan to implement one in the next 24 months. Seventy-five percent of European organizations cited cost pressure as a key driver for Green IT while 72 percent cited regulatory requirements. Mr. Dell said that European countries such as the U.K. are developing aggressive strategies for Greening IT, adding, Dell wants to work with private and public sector institutions across Europe to help them in these crucially important efforts. ” …

Via Dell: Michael Dell on European Union Green Leadership

Green Data Center Survey

Posted in benefits, cooling-system, cost-benefits, emissions, green-computing, green-data-center, networking, power-efficiency, server-efficiency, storage-technology, survey, virtualization on September 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Achieving the zero-emission data center is going to take more than server and storage virtualization. It will require a holistic view of the network as well. …

… “43% of respondents will implement a green data center in the next two years; 52% of those surveyed said reducing power and cooling costs was the most important benefit gained by going green in the data center … ” …

Via TechTarget: Networking technology

Green Laptop Design Features

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, dell, design, energy-star-4-compliant, epeat-gold, green-computing, halogen-free, laptop, recycle, ups on August 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green laptop features
Dell incorporates green features into its new laptop computers. …

… “The new Latitude mainstream and ultra-portable laptops, as well as Dell Precision mobile workstations, are available with Energy Star 4.0-compliant configurations and meet EPEAT Gold rated configurations. The Latitude E4200 is Dell’s first notebook offering a motherboard containing halogen-free laminates, as well as halogen-free chassis plastics and fan housings. The ultra-portable laptop also ships in packaging that is up to 99-percent recyclable by weight. ” …

Via Dell: Business Laptops