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Updated metrics for datacenter efficiency measurements

Posted in data-center-efficiency-program, green-grid, green-power, low-power, metrics, pue, servers on May 17th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Green Grid has posted updated guidelines for applying its PUE, or Power Usage Effectiveness, metric.  The update includes specific recommendations for how to measure and calculate PUE in mixed-use data center facilities and introduces a condenser water source energy weighting factor.

Enhanced principles are introduced into the measurement definitions:

…   “When calculating PUE, IT energy consumption should, at a minimum, be measured at the output of the uninterruptible power supply (UPS). However, the industry will continue to improve measurement capabilities so that measurement of IT energy consumption directly at the IT load (e.g., servers, storage, network, etc.) becomes the common practice.”   …

Recommendations.



DCcE, Data Center compute Efficiency, enables improvement identification

Posted in data-center-design, green-design, green-grid, productivity on March 2nd, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

The DCcE, data center compute efficiency, metric has been proposed by the Green Grid to enable users to management their continuous improvement programs.  This metric is not recommended for use as benchmark comparisons of data center to datacenter.  The DCcE does not show the productivity of the data center.  A proxy for the amount of work the datacenter performs is necessary to understand productivity.  …

…   “DCcE is designed to allow server and data center operators to discover where inefficiencies lie within a specific data center and then to address them to increase efficiency over time. “   …

Via The Green Grid: Data Center Metrics, DCcE (PDF).

Data center integration boosts power monitoring capabilities

Posted in green-grid, green-it-solutions, green-power, integration, modius, nimsoft on September 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Modius will integrate its capabilities into the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution to enable data center energy visibility and drive actions for optimization.  …

…   “The planned integration will enable customers to access a real-time data feed to all power and cooling equipment in the data center via the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution, which collects data from electrical units and produces a variety of Green Grid Metrics.

Using this data, operators can quickly estimate the energy efficiency of their data centers and compare the results against other data centers to determine what improvements or modifications, if any, would be worthwhile. “   …

Via Modius: Integrated Data Center Management.

Green Grid Data Center Energy Measurement Recommendation Open for Comments

Posted in data-center, energy-management, green-grid, guidelines, pue, standards, the-green-grid on July 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Grid and industry task force have collaborated to assemble a set of recommendations on measuring and publishing values for PUE at data center facilities.

Data Center Efficiency Recommendations (PDF).

Oil Services Data Centre Achieves Tangible Value from Energy Efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, country-uk, data-centre, ecofris-cooling, energy-efficiency, green-design, green-grid, green-power, keysource, power-analysis, power-usage-effectiveness-rating, pue, the-green-grid on June 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Keysource collaborates with Petroleum GeoServices to implement ecofris data centre cooling technology, which results in significant tangible energy efficiency benefits.  …

…   “Initial results confirm that the data centre has achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio – an energy calculation recommended by industry sponsored organisation Green Grid – of 1.2 compared to a typical UK figure for a conventionally designed data centre of 2.2. “   …

Via Keysource: Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) data centre case study (PDF).

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of products including; seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data.

Data Center Energy Efficiency Guide will define Technology and Practices

Posted in energy-efficiency, green-design, green-grid, guide on November 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Grid Consortium will incorporate energy efficiency technology recommendations and practices into its data center guide, which is due in the short term. …

… “The group of global IT firms, which is committed to improving the energy efficiency of data centres through the development of new technologies and best practices, is set to launch the new guide in February next year … ” …

Via Telemanagement: Green Update

Data Center Energy Call to Action

Posted in dept-of-energy, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, green-grid, green-it-strategy, identify, opportunity, techniques, tool on October 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA, DOE, and the Green Grid share their perspectives and collaborative efforts on identifying energy efficiency opportunities in data centers and align their efforts to produce tools that can be broadly leveraged. …

… “Collaboration with The U.S. Department of Energy: The Green Grid continues to assist the Department of Energy in testing and validating the DC Pro tool, an online software tool provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to help industries worldwide identify how energy is being consumed by their data center(s) and identify the best opportunities for savings. ” …

Via The Green Grid: Energy Efficiency Techniques (PDF)

Outside Air Cools Green Data Centers Using Tool

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, assessments, cooling-system, data-center, energy-costs, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-grid, load, tool on April 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use Green Grid’s tool to assess the use of ambient air temperatures for data center cooling application. …

… “Using zip codes, the tool allows users in the United States and Canada to input their specific variables – such as local energy costs, IT load, and facility load – to determine the energy savings for individual facilities. ” …

Via Green Grid: Free Cooling Tool

Green Data Center Reporting

Posted in analysis, benefits, cost-benefits, data-center, green-data-center, green-grid, heat-load, management-tools, metrics, power-analysis, power-conservation, power-savings, product-launch, savings, software, space, value on January 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackwise implements green reporting in its data center management software. …

… “RACKWISE DCM 3.4 introduces the Green Report giving data center organizations the ability to Green the data center as per The Green Grid‘s metrics, and Cost/Savings Analysis, which quantifies the monetary value of proposed changes in a data center related to power, heat, and space. ” …

Via RACKWISE: New Product for the Data Center

PUE Data Center Power Metric

Posted in benchmarks, consortium, data-center, energy-consumption, green-grid, measurements, measuring, metrics, power-consumption, pue on September 23rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

New data centers explore various techniques to reduce their consumption of power. The industry is working on methods to benchmark the performance of green data centers, using metrics such as PUE to measure the efficient use of the existing power. …

… “PUE is a metric created by the Green Grid industry consortium that is a ratio of total data center power divided by total IT equipment power. Getting a PUE of 1.1 is remarkable … ” …

Via The Register: Data centers