Tilera cloud processor consumes less than 0.5 watt per core

Posted in cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, intel, tilera on July 13th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Tilera TILE-Gx 3000 processors have been designed with a low power footprint for cloud datacenters and a significant reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO).  …

… “The family delivers a 10-fold performance-per-watt advantage over Intel’s SandyBridge processor family by supplying an unprecedented reduction in total system power consumption and footprint, and provides an estimated 50 percent reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO);

Slashes power with each core consuming <0.5 watts;” …

Tilera multi-core processors.

Intel Haswell processor targets low power consumption

Posted in intel, low-power on May 31st, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel shapes its strategic plan to compete in the laptop / tablet market of the future.  The company will align its strategy with low power CPUs.  …

…   “processors, code-named Haswell, will slash the amount of power consumed by notebook processors to half of those on the market today … “   …

via Forbes: Intel Notebook Strategy.

Intel strategy shifts to low power

Posted in cpu, green-it-strategy, intel, low-power on May 17th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

for the desktop and mobile processor market according to CEO Paul Otellini.  …

…   “We are [moving] our center [power] point for all our [laptop and mainstream desktop designs] from the 30-40 watts to approximately 15.”   …

Via TG Daily: Intel power strategy.

Intel Xeon E7 processor workload power management

Posted in intel, reduce-power-consumption, xeon on April 12th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel introduces its E7 multi-core processor based on 32-nanometer process technology.  The new chip will monitor workload of the cores to minimize power consumption.  …

…   “To help address rising energy costs, the new Xeon chips include Intel Intelligent Power technology that dynamically reduces idle power consumption of the chip based on the workload while also delivering advanced processor power-management capabilities.”   …

via Intel: Xeon Processor Computing.

Intel Xeon E7 cpu product brief (PDF).

Xeon E7 Fact Sheet (PDF).

E7 Family Specs.

Server selection guide (PDF).

Intel targets low power micro-server market with processor portfolio roadmap

Posted in green-it-strategy, intel, intel-atom, low-power, micro-server on March 16th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel describes its technology strategy for addressing the needs of the low-power micro-server market.

The processor portfolio will span 45 watts to below ten watts in the next two years.

Its lowest power highest density server solution will be based on the Atom architecture and is targeted for delivery in 2012.

Metrics to drive energy efficiency in the data center

Posted in data-center-design, intel, reduce-power-consumption on March 2nd, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Data center industry is challenged to define performance-based metrics that will guide energy efficiency. Henry Wong, from Intel, discusses measurement of energy efficiency in the datacenter and offers insight into market trends, challenges, and solutions.  Intel insights on Energy Efficiency Metrics, video chat.

Intel looks to reduce its own internal consumption of energy and apply meaningful metrics to guide its actions.  Intel IT uses EDA MIPS, an electronic design automation meaningful indicator of performance, to support the management of server refresh (Intel on Server Power Measurement, PDF).  In addition, the company contributes to the enhancing the performance of the technology industry.  For eample, Intel is a collaborator in the development of best practices for data centers in India, in support of that country’s focus on design standards (Intel on Increasing Data Center Efficiency, PDF).

Air economizers optimize power and cooling

Posted in air-economizers, free-cooling, intel, low-power, power-savings on November 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

for Intel data centers. …

Intel used a proof of concept pilot test of 100% air exchange over a 10-month period with full range in temperature, humidity and air quality. The pilot delivered data center power savings of 67 percent.

Data center cooling capacity over-estimated

Posted in cooling-system, intel, power-consumption on October 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server nameplate power rating can result in overestimation of power and cooling needs.  …

…   “However, a nameplate label indicates peak power consumption for the worst-case hardware configuration for the server.  This leads to over-demand for power and cooling infrastructure. “   …

Intel Energy Efficiency Trends (PDF).

Acer Aspire Predator integrates energy efficiency for inactive cores

Posted in acer, aspire-predator, cpu-core, intel, low-power, near-zero-power-core, pc, power-utilization on June 29th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Acer launches Aspire Predator as gaming PC with all of the performance you would expect, however it also integrate efficiency enablers that optimize power utilization instead of wasting energy.  …

…   “Intel Turbo Boost Technology heightens performance by increasing processor frequency by 133 MHz on short and regular intervals if it’s operating below power, until the upper limit is met or the maximum possible upside for the number of active cores is reached. It also increases energy efficiency by allowing near-zero power consumption for inactive cores.”   …

Via Tweaktown: Acer Aspire Predator.

Intel Atom energy efficient improvement

Posted in atom-cpu, intel, intel-atom on June 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel improves power performance in its Atom CPU …

…   “performance is not that different to the current Atom D510 the energy efficiency is. The Atom N550 has a TDP of 8.5W compared to 13W for the D510. “   …

Via Netbook Choice: Dual-core N550.

Intel 32nm processors reduce power consumption

Posted in intel, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption on May 25th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

New Intel processors are smaller, higher performance, and less power hungry than their larger Core family products. …

… “Based on Intel’s 32 nanometer (nm) technology manufacturing, the processors are more than 32 percent smaller and deliver more than 32 percent better performance, all in a lightweight, sleek design. These new processors also reduce power consumption more than 15 percent, resulting in great battery life.” …

Via Intel: 2010 Intel Core Processor Family

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design