innovation

Intelligent Energy CPU Techniques

Posted in clock-speeds, cpu, innovation, intelligent-energy, pc, server-efficiency, servers on April 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server technology innovation includes advances in energy efficiency. …

… “Intelligent Energy: An energy efficiency technology that enables increasing or decreasing of the processor clock speeds on the basis of system usage or thermal conditions, either on a single server or across pools of servers … ” …

Via CIOL: Server Innovation

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

Cisco China Investment in Green Tech Research

Posted in cisco, collaboration, country-china, green-it-strategy, green-technology, innovation, investment, region-asia, sustainability on September 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco invests in green technology development in the Chongqing, China area with an emphasis on sensor networking. …

… “Cisco will collaborate with Chongqing to build a Joint Research Laboratory for Green Technologies, focusing on innovation in wireless sensor networks and next-generation Internet. They will also establish the Cisco-Chongqing Green Technologies Innovation Center, which will accelerate the development and commercialization of green technologies, increasing cooperation between Cisco’s research facilities in China and building local capability. Over the next 5 years, Cisco will further invest in local companies that display outstanding performance in promoting sustainable local economic development through green technologies. ” …

Via Cisco: Chongqing, China Investment

LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in building, citigroup, city-frankfurt, country-germany, design, innovation, leed-certification, leed-platinum, region-europe, sustainability on April 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citigroup’s new Frankfurt data center has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council.

… “Sustainability during the design, construction and operation phases was a primary consideration in the delivery of the 230,000-square-foot building. Its innovative design was executed with no increased cost over more conventional data centers and without adversely affecting reliability and resilience of the systems it houses. ” …

Via Citigroup: First Ever LEED Platinum Accreditation for a Data Center

Sustainable Italian City

Posted in collaboration, country-italy, ibm, innovation, intelligent-dashboard, region-europe, services, sustainability, transformation-project on April 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The city of Parma and IBM start a strategic collaboration to transform Parma into a Smart City. IBM experts will serve on governing team to steer the city as its implements new models for sustainability that integrate intelligence through digital solutions. The concept is to transform city service into a citizen-friendly, paperless, and virtual government model. …

… “Parma is a modern city, home to approximately 200,000 people, and famous for its culture, art and food. The city’s management is planning citizen-focused innovations that will provide new intelligence for existing infrastructure to optimize resources, reduce traffic congestion, improve services to citizens and businesses and make the city smarter and more efficient. ” …

Via IBM: Sustainable Model for New and Improved Services

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

Innovation Solution to Smart Energy Consumption

Posted in career, energy-consumption, innovation, intel, technology-managers on March 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Craig Barrett
Intel Chairman Craig Barrett sees investments in information and communications technology as the catalyst to ensure economic prosperity as the world undergoes a digital transformation. …

… “Barrett believes that investing in new ideas and inventions not only stimulates job creation, but also increases productivity, leads to new forms of energy and smarter energy consumption, improves health care and medicines, and gives consumers more benefits for less cost. ” …

Via Intel: Innovation and Technology

DataCenter Research Projects

Posted in controls, datacenter, energy-efficiency, innovation, microsoft, processor, project, research, research-development, server-utilization on February 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft low-power processor research
Microsoft shares its research pipeline with employees at its internal TechFest. Data center efficiency is a hot topic with two research projects headlining. …

… “Two particular datacenter projects were on display: Closed-Loop Control Systems for the Datacenter, a project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of datacenters by selectively putting idle servers into a low-power state while maintaining service response times; Low-Power Processors for the Datacenter, an experiment to build a server from low-power processors and evaluate how well it runs some of the tasks typically performed in a datacenter, such as processing a large number of independent requests or running databases for a Web site; ” …

Via Microsoft: Research Innovations

Efficient Data Center Cooling

Posted in air-conditioning, blade-server, close-coupled-cooling, cooling-system, density, energy-efficiency, innovation, power-consumption, reliability, services on February 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM Climate Change Strategies Recognized

Posted in climate-change, data-centers, energy-efficiency, energy-management, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, initiatives, innovation, intelligent-networks, it-strategy, software, value on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ceres recognizes IBM for its strategies that advance the progress of climate change. …

… “Ranging from energy efficient hardware, energy management software and data centers to intelligent electric utility networks, support for solar development, carbon management, intelligent transportation systems and more, IBM’s initiatives are responding to this global challenge consistent with the company’s core value of innovation that matters. ” …

Via IBM: Climate Change Strategies

Server Processor Power Consumption Decrease

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, innovation, power-consumption, processor, product-launch, reduce-power-consumption, ups, virtualization on November 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD discusses its path to profitability which is linked to its ability to innovate with efficient and powerful processors. …

… “AMD also launched its 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. Previously codenamed Shanghai, these processors deliver up to 35% more performance than the previous generation Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor and up to a 35% decrease in power consumption at idle, along with sweeping virtualization performance leadership. ” …

Via Advanced Micro Devices: Focused Innovation

Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted in approach, challenge, collaboration, corporate-sustainability, enterprise, green-it-strategy, innovation, it-services, it-strategy, report, sap, services, stakeholders, strategies, strategy, survey, sustainability, transparency on November 11th, 2008 by FrankM – 1 Comment

SAP seeks collaborative innovation on sustainability
SAP publishes its first corporate report, discussing its products, services, and enterprise strategies enabling sustainability. The company is engaging its customers and community is a discussion on sustainable innovations. …

… “Based on its successful working model of collaboration and co-innovation – and acknowledging that the topic of sustainability requires both transparency and stakeholder engagement – SAP has issued an open call for dialogue to define the company’s top corporate sustainability issues, as well as product and service solutions. Using Web 2.0 tools, SAP is fostering an exchange with key stakeholders to challenge and guide SAP’s approach to sustainability … ” …

Via SAP: Sustainability Report

SAP Sustainability Survey Results.

SAP Sustainability Feed.