optimization

IBM Power7 Energy Efficiency Improvements

Posted in cpu, energy-efficiency, ibm, optimization, performance, power7, processor on February 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM POWER7 Systems have been optimized for workloads and improved energy efficiencies. …

… “IBM Power 770, a modular enterprise system with up to 64 POWER7 cores, featuring higher performance per core than POWER6 processors (2) and using up to 70 percent less energy for the same number of cores as the IBM Power 570. IBM Power 755, a high-performance computing cluster node with 32 POWER7 cores, Energy Star qualified for energy efficiency, and optimized for the most challenging analytic workloads. ” …

Via IBM: http://bit.ly/aU5qo6

Data Center Optimization

Posted in optimization on January 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SlovakTelekom Green Data Center Project

Posted in air-conditioning, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, country-slovakia, efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, ibm, optimization, region-europe, slovak-telecom, telecommunications on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Slovak Telekom will use IBM to build a new green data center in Bratislava, Slovakia and it is targeted to begin operations in 2011 enabling capacity growth needs. The data centre will leverage ambient outside air for cooling and implement high-density rack arrangements that optimize cooling system efficiency. …

… “The data centre will be built on approximately 1,200 square meters of a modern, five-floor building, providing a highly-resilient environment. It will be fully equipped to protect Slovak Telekom‘s valuable information technology investments. It will ensure the highest levels of physical and digital protection, including access control, CCTV, intrusion, fire and flood detection and extinguishing systems, as well as, comprehensive monitoring of the IT infrastructure. Green techniques include a cooling system which, during cold months, will leverage outside air, reducing the need for air conditioning units. The high-density layout of the centre will ensure that IT equipment is sectioned according to heat emissions in order to optimize cooling capacity and efficiency. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Centre

Slovak Telecom Green Data Center

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

Start Hardware Cleanup to Green IT

Posted in computer-equipment, consolidation, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hardware, idle, idling, infrastructure, optimization, optimize, power-consumption, utilization on March 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Being green means running IT operations at their optimum level of energy efficiency at all times, which is a challenge to respond to dynamically. Start where the inefficiency is the greatest — focus on under-utilized servers and infrastructure. …

… “The starting point in becoming greener, according to Logan, is cleaning up an inefficient array of hardware. That process involves consolidating equipment so power-consuming computers and servers are not ineptly idling when they are not needed. ” …

Via TechNewsWorld: Green IT Operations

Data Center Optimization

Posted in datacenter, optimization, optimize, tideway-systems on March 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Data Center Services

Posted in bluestone-energy-services, cooling-system, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-reduction, equipment. roi, green-data-center, lighting, operations, optimization, optimize, services, ups on February 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bluestone Energy Services creates division to focus on green data center services that drive efficiency. …

… “Bluestone will use its new data center division to comprehensively address energy efficiency in data centers. Bluestone will identify and develop cost-effective efficiency measures such as cooling optimization, ultrasonic humidification, and other data center best practices that reduce energy consumption and costs. Bluestone will qualify these comprehensive data center efficiency upgrades for utility incentives – a first for New England. Bluestone analyzes clients’ existing data center equipment efficiency and operation on a component level, including cooling, UPS, and lighting systems, and then recommends equipment restructuring and replacement that maximizes return on investment. ” …

Via Bluestone Energy: Data Center Cooling and Energy Division

Google Green Data Center Monitoring

Posted in chiller, cooling-system, efficiency, fans, google, green-data-center, hvac-design, initiatives, operations, optimization, optimize, performance, real-time-monitoring on January 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center performance monitoring
Google uses the Power Usage Effectiveness metric to monitor the performance of its data centers. When it assess variability in its efficiency, Google takes action to remedy the defect. …

… “As we review our real-time efficiency performance we might, for example, notice that one of our data centers is not performing consistently with others of similar size and locale. So we’ll take a closer look at optimizing that facility. Are we using fans to cool spaces that don’t need to be cooled? Is the thermostat at the right set-point? Can we reduce the time the chillers need to run while keeping the machines operational? ” …

Via Google: Clean Energy Initiatives

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center

Virtualization Technologies Save Power

Posted in blade-server, cost-benefits, hardware, hp-hewlett-packard, networking, optimization, optimize, power-savings, savings, ups, virtualization on November 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP technology saves power usage
HP introduces Virtual Connect Flex-10 solution that distributes capacity of a 10Gb Ethernet port into multiple connections, optimizing bandwidth for application workloads and saving power per blade enclosure. …

… “This increase in bandwidth flexibility eliminates the need for additional network hardware equipment. As a result, customers deploying virtual machines and utilizing Virtual Connect Flex-10 can realize savings of up to 55 percent in network equipment costs. Virtual Connect Flex-10 can save 240 watts of power per HP BladeSystem enclosure – or 3,150 kilowatt hours per year – compared to existing networking technologies. ” …

Via HP: Breakthrough Virtualization

Microsoft Research Sensors Monitor Energy Usage

Posted in carbon-footprint, cloud-computing, computing-ecosystem, data-capture, datacenter, energy-efficiency, footprint, it-services, microsoft, monitoring, optimization, optimize, power-consumption, regulate-energy, research, sensors, services on October 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sensor research
Microsoft researchers develop sensors to monitor and optimize energy use in data centers. …

… “The advent of large datacenters that underpin cloud-based computing services make energy-efficient computing is increasingly important. Using technology developed by Microsoft Research, Microsoft is deploying tiny sensors throughout its datacenters to capture data that will allow it to better regulate energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. ” …

Via Microsoft Research: Technology Breakthroughs

Data Center Power Analysis

Posted in analysis, best-practice, calculation, data-center, efficiency, leadership, management, measurements, mission, optimization, optimize, power-analysis, power-consumption, practices, raritan, server-efficiency on October 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan‘s leader, Herman Chan, will discuss identification and optimization of power problem spots. …

… “Chan’s presentation — Optimize Power through Server Analysis — focuses on the need to measure power at the device level in order to improve data center energy efficiency. His AFCOM talk will explore the myths and realities of power measurement and new tools and methodologies for calculating data center power efficiency. ” …

Via Marketwatch: Data Center Power Expert from Raritan

AFCOM: “Our mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information … “