performance

Workload modeling software drives CPU energy efficiency

Posted in availability, computer-equipment, cpu, energy-efficiency, granola, performance, software on May 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Software offers opportunity to optimize processing to save energy. …

… “The idea here is that in the lower state your the CPU consumes less energy, thus making your computer more efficient. This system optimization is automatic and reportedly does not compromise performance or availability.” …

Via EarthTechling: Granola App

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

Cluster Improves Performance Per Watt

Posted in cluster, density, energy-efficiency, fans, hp-hewlett-packard, pc, performance, performance-per-watt, power-management, rack-design, server-density on November 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP brings new infrastructure to the market that improves performance and efficiency in today’s data center. …

… “The HP Cluster Platform 3000SL delivers maximum performance per watt and per dollar. This HPC-optimized implementation of the new HP ProLiant SL series offers double the density over traditional rack servers as well as improved energy efficiency with shared power and fans. ” …

Via HP: Scale-out Computing Portfolio Improves Data Center Performance

Wolfram Alpha Data Center R-Smarr

Posted in data-center, dell, interconnect, performance, processor, r-smarr, rack-design, tour, wolfram-alpha on June 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy Efficiency Server Differentiator

Posted in capability, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, marketing, opteron, performance, sensors, server-efficiency, vendor on June 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Computer vendors are integrating the Opteron family and creating energy efficient offerings for the server market. For example, HP emphasizes its sensor capabilities that optimize energy performance. …

… “The features include what HP calls the Sea of Sensors, a collection of 32 sensors throughout the server—including the power supply, hard drive, processor and memory stick—which monitor thermal conditions, giving users data needed to run the systems most efficiently, according to HP. ” …

Via eWeek: Opterons

VIA Nano Low Power Envelope

Posted in architecture, cpu, low-power, nano, performance, power-conservation, processor, via-technologies on May 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Via Nano CPU
CPU extends its computing and power-conserving strength to new scale. …

… “Through the above innovations in processor architecture, the VIA Nano processor is able to offer the significant performance improvements that come with the new superscalar architecture, within the same low power envelope of the VIA C7 processor. ” …

Via VIA Technologies: Nano Processor

Energy Savings Opportunities in Data Centers

Posted in data-center, dell, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, information-technology, infrastructure, optimize, performance, sustainability, value on April 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy and Space Efficient Blades

Posted in blade-server, capability, cost-benefits, energy-reduction, floor-space, ibm, performance, power-savings, rack-design, reduce-power-consumption, server-density, technology-managers on February 20th, 2009 by FrankM – 1 Comment

Blade servers
The HFCL Group will use IBM blade server technology to create a green and cost-efficient computational capability. …

… “This three-year agreement includes the deployment of IBM BladeCentre technology and X3650 servers that will provide significant savings on power and cooling, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and increasing productivity, making IBM’s infrastructure technology the right choice for HFCL to go green. IBM demonstrated for HFCL how IBM BladeCenter technology can help reduce costs while being energy efficient. IBM BladeCenter technology uses up to 50 percent less floor space and up to 35 percent less energy than competitor rack servers without compromising performance. ” …

Via IBM: Go Green and Reduce Operational Cost

GE Data Center Dashboard

Posted in automation, capability, compliance, corporate-sustainability, dashboard, data-capture, energy-efficiency, ge-general-electric, green-data-center, improvement, it-services, operations, performance, power-consumption on February 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE showcases the company’s energy efficiency talents in its corporate data center. The green data center benefits from an energy dashboard that identifies opportunities for improvement. …

… “GE’s Ohio-based data center features 29,000 square feet of raised floor – equivalent to six professional basketball courts – and includes more than 3,800 IT systems. The data center consumes 24 million kWh of power each year. To help with the reduction of water and energy, GE is updating the data center with nearly 30 products from nine different GE businesses, including power quality, chilled water, electrical, security and IT services equipment.

The automation solution installed at the data center will provide a simple view of all operations with drill-down capabilities into specific functional elements and equipment. Through a dashboard application, the data center is provided with summary, comparative, and location operational performance data so that challenges and improvement opportunities can be quickly identified, quantified and acted upon. Compliance reporting and the ability to address future requirements, as well as provide easy modifications to these reporting needs, was a necessity. ” …

Via GE: Company Data Center

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

IT Aligns With Facility Management to Green the Data Center

Posted in alignment, energy-requirements, green-storage, it-management, performance, procurement, purchasing, scalability, space on January 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

To more fully develop on the sustainability maturity scale, IT leaders and facility managers need to align on common goals and objectives for data centers. …

… “The IT manager has traditionally been focused on scalability and performance when making his purchasing decision, leaving the facilities manager to worry about space and energy requirements … ” …

Via ZDNet Asia: Greener storage

Energy Service Levels

Posted in availability, energy-efficiency, high-availability, interdependence, it-services, performance, power-consumption, security, sla-service-level-agreement on January 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Good power management is integral to the optimal performance of the data center. …

… “What’s more, the interdependence of these SLAs adds a level of urgency since the organization that runs out of power will also likely be unable to meet performance, availability, and security requirements. ” …

Via GreenerComputing: The New SLA