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Data Center Waste Heat Conversion

Posted in datacenter, heat-exchange, heat-load, waste-heat on May 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

DC Powered Data Center Saves Energy

Posted in cooling-system, datacenter, dc-power, heat, heat-load, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption, save-energy on March 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

DC power switch could offer energy savings for data center owners. …

… “moving from the traditional alternating-current (AC) approach to powering the data center to a direct-current (DC) model can yield tremendous benefits, both in reduced heat (and thus reduced cooling needs) and, concomitantly, reduced power usage. ” …

Via Data Center Journal: AC or DC?

Data Center Heat Transfer

Posted in city-helsinki, country-finland, data-center, heat, heat-exchange, heat-load on December 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center in Finland will use heat load to supplement home heating. …

… “The excess heat generated by a new Finnish data center will be used to warm homes throughout Helsinki. The data center will be built under the Uspenski Cathedral … ” …

Via ecoGeek: Data Center heats Finland Homes

Zero Emissions Target for DataCenters

Posted in heat-exchange, heat-load, ibm, reuse, zerofootprint on November 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM sets its sights on zero emissions in the data center through chip level cooling techniques. … PDF Link.

Data Center Heat Maps

Posted in aisle-configuration, arch-rock, data-center, heat, heat-load, heat-map, optimization, temperature-control on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

In order to adjust temperature setpoints higher in the data center, better monitoring is needed to understand the impacts and avoid hot spots and shutdowns. …

… “IPthermal-XT Nodes (new), which provide up to seven temperature and one humidity measurements, are used in hot and cold aisles to measure input and output air temperatures at various heights from the raised floor and to generate heat maps. ” …

Via Arch Rock: Energy Optimizer-Data Center Edition

Hotter Data Centers Require More Cooling Options

Posted in cooling-system, data-centers, demand, density, economy, future, heat, heat-load, moores-law, power-management, predictions, processor, research, techniques on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data centers is increased processor power, higher-density, greater heat-generation, and growing cooling requirements. Cooling techniques are being researched to deal with this developing trend. …

… “As the demand for data centers continues to rise, despite the down economy, Moore’s Law-the prediction that processors will become twice as powerful every 18 months to 2 years-means that data centers will produce more heat. ” …

Via IT World / CIO: Cooler Data Centers

Server Heat

Posted in cooling-system, green-data-center, heat-exchange, heat-load, hvac-design on May 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy performance is a key element of green data center design. Heat generation and cooling are factors in the design. …

… “A little over 50 percent of the energy that you put into the average data center is used to cool it back down from the heat generated by the hardware, he said. ” …

Via Environmental Protection: Green Build-out

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

Data Center Free Cooling

Posted in aisle-configuration, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, green-design, heat-exchange, heat-load on February 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center achieves high green building rating through efficient design and use of ambient cooling. …

… “Inside, a parallel bank of fans will pull outside air through the filter-backed louvers, directing it down aisles of toasty computer servers. ” …

Via Sacramento Bee: Fresh air green data center

Server Consolidation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Posted in consolidation, country-new-zealand, data-center-consolidation, financial-industry, heat-load, ibm, open-source, platform, red-hat, server-consolidation on February 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Red Hat saves energy through server consolidation
Another example of open source making an impact on CO2 emissions. …

… “With the combination of Red Hat and IBM solutions, BNZ has achieved significant cost savings and made major steps to green its IT systems. In just three months, BNZ was able to consolidate its servers and reduce its front-end systems datacenter footprint by 30 percent. It has recorded a 33 percent reduction in heat output and a 39 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for its front-end systems. The solutions has also helped BNZ to carve out costs, as the bank expects approximately 20 percent return on investment (ROI) over the life of the platform. ” …

Via IBM: Bank of New Zealand Reduces Carbon Footprint

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

Data Center Carbon Footprint Benchmarks

Posted in applications, carbon-footprint, climate-change, data-centers, density, enterprise, enterprise-computing, hardware, heat-load, infrastructure, it-infrastructure, podcasts, yahoo on December 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Podcast discusses benchmarks for data center carbon footprint. …

… “(1) making the IT infrastructure as efficient as possible in terms of hardware and applications, (2) confronting the heat and density challenge of enterprise computing data centers … ” …

Via The Uptime Institute: Yahoo Climate and Energy Director