high-efficiency

Sun Microsystems Efficient Flash Storage

Posted in flash-memory, flash-storage, high-efficiency, low-power, storage-array, storage-systems, storage-technology, sun-microsystems on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sun Microsystems introduces its new Storage F5100 Flash Array that optimizes the performance of database workload at low power requirements. …

… “The Sun F5100 Flash Array features up to two terabytes of solid-state Flash capacity and an unprecedented 1.6 million read and 1.2 million write IOPS performance in a single rack unit (1.75 inches) – yet consumes just 300 watts. This new high-performance, super-efficient storage array delivers 1.6 million IOPS of performance, which is comparable to 3,000 enterprise hard disk drives that span over 14 data center racks and consume more than ten times the energy (40,000 watts). ” …

Via Sun Microsystems: Flash Storage Arrays

Sun flash storage array

ACT LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in certification, cooling-system, data-center, dry-cooler, energy-efficiency, geothermal-system, high-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-platinum, state-iowa on August 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACT’s new data center has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the first LEED Platinum certified data center in the nation and in Iowa. …

… “A great example is ACT‘s energy-efficient geothermal system which is unique among data centers. Geothermal has traditionally not been compatible with data centers, since they constantly reject heat and would quickly heat saturate the ground. Project engineers developed an innovative design that made geothermal viable for ACT’s data center. Geothermal also provides an extremely resilient system because the heat transfer loops are buried in the ground and the remainder of the equipment resides within the tornado resistant facility. As a result, the system provides a cooling source that is fully protected from 250 mph wind speed, projectiles, and vandalism. Further, a separate highly energy efficient system incorporating dry coolers provides redundancy for the primary geothermal loop. The dry cooler system can be used as backup or when cold Iowa outdoor conditions make using it more efficient than using the ground-source system. ” …

Via ACT: First LEED Platinum Level Data Center

Emerson Network Power on Data Center Best Practices

Posted in best-practice, data-center, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, high-availability, high-efficiency, networking, power-distribution on August 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

High Efficiency Systems Commitment

Posted in climate-change, computer-equipment, computing-ecosystem, education, high-efficiency, pc, ratings, servers on August 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Members in the Climate Savers Initiative must commit to procurement of high-efficiency computers and servers over the next years. …

… “We expect that the price premium for meeting the high-efficiency target ratings in any year will be less than $20 per PC and less than $30 per server and will decline toward zero over time. ” …

Via Climate Savers Computing Initiative: Purchasing Computers and Servers

Energy Efficient Power System for SuperNAP Data Center

Posted in apc, city-las-vegas, cooling-system, data-center, facility-design, grids, high-efficiency, hvac-design, it-services, power-distribution, supernap on December 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SuperNAP will use APC efficient power supplies
SuperNAP data center will leverage APC’s Symmetra uninterruptible power systems to provide 84 MVA of power and efficient power distribution units will supply the server racks. …

… “SuperNAP is situated several miles from downtown Las Vegas, an ideal location given both the large power quantities available to the facility and the favorable environment that eliminates the potential for a natural disaster. Unlike most centers of its kind, SuperNAP does not rely on raised floors or liquid cooling systems to cool its equipment; the facility utilizes a patented, industry leading HVAC design that allows it to provide as much as 1,500 watts per square foot – more than three times the industry standard.

APC Applications Engineers, along with Dennis Strieter, LDP Associates, the APC Manufacturers’ Representative, assisted in the design and implementation of SuperNAP’s tri-redundant power distribution system, installing three grids each contains color-coded equipment. The color-coding system ensures everyone has visibility into the power dependence throughout the facility. The colors red, blue, and gray represent the three independent sources and everything from the service entrance to the receptacles that feed the individual racks are painted to match the respective feed. ” …

Via APC by Schneider Electric: World’s Highest Density Data Center

Virtual Machine Density Footprint

Posted in atrato, cloud-computing, data-center, energy-capacity, enterprise-architecture, high-efficiency, hosting, storage-array, storage-technology, virtual-storage, virtualization on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center hosting company leverages high-density storage to improve their energy efficiency. …

… “Atrato won them over by offering capacity and performance, reducing the footprint required to pack in virtual machines for its cloud architecture. ” …

Via Search Storage: Wind-powered data center

Data Center Energy Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, building, certification, construction, cooling-system, data-center, decrease-energy, energy-efficiency, high-efficiency, incentives, measurements, netapp, pacific-gas-and-electric, process-design, rebate, transformers, ups, variable-chiller on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp data center design pays off with rebate
NetApp receives Green Business certification by the County of Santa Clara, California and is recognized with a rebate for its data center energy efficiency by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. …

… “Pacific Gas and Electric Company presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&E’s commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApp’s rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant. ” …

Via NetApp: Rebate for Data Center Energy Efficiency

Data Center Cooling

Posted in air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, energy-consumption, floor-space, heat-load, high-efficiency, measurements, optimization, optimize, power-consumption on September 2nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Eight data center efficiency tips are shared in this article. …

Data Center cooling efficiency

… “Coordinate cooling. In data centers with high-density heat loads, consider hiring a professional to measure airflows and correct air conditioning problems. ” …

Via Computerworld Sidebar: Efficient Data Center

Raised Floors and Cooling Efficiency: “The key, according to experts, is to route the cool air you have to the right place. The problem is, directing cold air is like trying to herd cats. … “

Sun Eco Cooling Efficiency for Datacenter: “Decrease energy consumption through better optimization of data center air conditioning … “