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Next-Gen Green Data Center based on ubiqutious services

Posted in building, cisco, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, country-korea, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, greendatacenter, intelligent-networks, platform, ubiquitous-computing, virtualization on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City will build a green data center that provides cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses and public agencies in Incheon, Korea’s Free Economic Zone. …

… “The USP is an advanced green data center platform based on the concepts of ubiquitous computing, cloud computing and intelligent integrated network solutions, providing a platform for delivering high-quality IT services. USP supports a true cloud computing service environment as well as a scalable and virtualized data center environment. ” …

Via Cisco: Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City Collaborate to Build Green Data Center …

Intel Develops Lower Power Chips for Mobile

Posted in architecture, chip-design, devices, improvement, intel, mobile-device, platform, power-efficiency, ultra-low-power on September 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel discusses their processor technology roadmap for mobile computing. Each successor platform improves upon the power efficiency of the previous generation. …

… “Citing a combination of architectural, design and process enhancements, Perlmutter detailed progress with Intel’s Moorestown platform, scheduled for 2010 and targeting MIDs and smartphones. He discussed some of the innovative techniques that Intel is implementing, such as Distributed Power Gating, for improved performance and major reductions in power and thermal envelope.

These technologies help to achieve up to a 50x improvement in platform idle power reduction compared to Intel’s first generation Menlow platform. The reductions are enabling Intel to establish new thresholds in ultra low power while making it possible to run the full Internet and media-rich applications in handheld devices.

Perlmutter also touched on Intel’s third generation ultra-low power platform, codenamed Medfield. Expected in 2011, Medfield will be a single-chip 32nm system-on-chip (SoC) design that will enable a much smaller form factor and lower power designs than Moorestown, helping extend Intel squarely into smartphone segments. ” …

Via Intel: Mobile Computing Experience

ZT Systems Energy Efficient Datacenter Server

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cloud-computing, datacenter-server, energy-efficiency, opteron, platform, server-efficiency, virtualization, zt-systems on September 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ZT Systems launches datacenter server that delivers energy efficiency. The six-core AMD Opteron EE processor is a 40 watt ACP processor developed for its power-sipping capabilities. …

… “ZT Systems today announced the 1226Ra 1U Datacenter Server featuring the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor combined with the new AMD SR5690 chipset. Based on AMD’s new integrated server platform that enables high bandwidth and virtualization capacity, this solution is designed with ZT’s signature data center server engineering capability for the optimal performance, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness today’s most advanced cloud computing providers demand. ” …

Via ZT Systems: Datacenter Server Uses Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor with AMD Chipset

AMD Opteron 6-core processor

Efficient Server GPU Clusters

Posted in appro-computing, cpu, energy-efficiency, integration, platform, throughput on May 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CPU and GPU integration into the compute stream will yield greater throughput and higher energy efficieny. …

… “Appro’s Lee said that for businesses willing to do the necessary coding to make their workloads run on GPUs, their cost savings over running CPU-only platforms could be significant. ” …

Via eWeek: High Performance Computing Clusters

In-Memory Performance Boosts Efficiency

Posted in cloud-computing, cost-effective, data-centers, energy-consumption, green-cloud, green-it-solutions, memory, numonyx, platform, server-efficiency, virident-systems on April 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Non-Volatile Memory for Data Center Efficiency
Numonyx and Virident Systems team up to integrate non-volatile memory solutions into the GreenCloud server platform. The memory will boost performance and improve the energy-efficiency of high-performance data centers and server clouds. …

… “Virident servers using Numonyx memory will enable dramatic increases in performance for in-memory applications, allowing data centers to meet growth demands of the Internet and cloud computing while managing tighter cost and energy budgets. ” …

Via Virident: Strategic Relationship to Deliver High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Systems for the Data Center

Cisco Data Center Architecture Evolution

Posted in achievement, cisco, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, networking, platform, power-consumption, server-efficiency, unified-communications, virtual-data-center, virtualization on March 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco extends its data center offerings with a new virtualization architecture, implementation services, and partnerships with technology leaders, business consultants, and channel partners. When implemented, the Cisco data center is expected to be more energy efficient through the power of the virtual computing model. …

… “Cisco introduces the Unified Computing System which unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system. The Unified Computing System is the first offering in a new family of products which complements the Cisco data center portfolio. … Energy Efficiency – IT managers can achieve more energy efficient data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System – it uses one-half the components, and requires less cabling and power/cooling than legacy server installations. ” …

Via Cisco: Compute, Networking and Virtualization in a Single Platform

Server Consolidation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Posted in consolidation, country-new-zealand, data-center-consolidation, financial-industry, heat-load, ibm, open-source, platform, red-hat, server-consolidation on February 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Red Hat saves energy through server consolidation
Another example of open source making an impact on CO2 emissions. …

… “With the combination of Red Hat and IBM solutions, BNZ has achieved significant cost savings and made major steps to green its IT systems. In just three months, BNZ was able to consolidate its servers and reduce its front-end systems datacenter footprint by 30 percent. It has recorded a 33 percent reduction in heat output and a 39 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for its front-end systems. The solutions has also helped BNZ to carve out costs, as the bank expects approximately 20 percent return on investment (ROI) over the life of the platform. ” …

Via IBM: Bank of New Zealand Reduces Carbon Footprint

Sentilla Intelligent Power Strips

Posted in analysis, controls, data-centers, energy-consumption, energy-management, measurements, platform, sentilla, server-efficiency, technology-managers on February 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla power monitoring
Sentilla Corp debuts its Energy Manager system that monitors and analyzes the power profile of a data center. This tool enables IT management to understand power consumption and take action to improve energy efficiency. …

… “The core of Sentilla’s technology is a series of tiny microprocessors embedded in intelligent power strips that easily integrate into any existing data center, measuring energy consumption at the server level to generate an actionable profile of use in a single snapshot that can be remotely managed. With the resulting insight into real-world conditions directly at the source of power activity, change or consumption, Sentilla’s platform enables users to take control of their energy use and carbon footprint. ” …

Via Sentilla: Energy Measurement and Management Platform for Data Centers

Microsoft Azure Green Data Center Cloud

Posted in cloud-computing, datacenter, infrastructure, it-services, microsoft, platform, power-usage, savings, server-density, services on October 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft launches the Azure cloud computing platform which will be delivered through the company’s network of green data centers. …

… “Microsoft has opened major datacenters in Quincy, Wash., and San Antonio, with additional centers scheduled to open in Chicago and Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft is leading the way in services infrastructure with innovative use of shipping containers as flexible and portable housing for servers, providing 10 times the density and dramatic savings in power usage. ” …

Via Microsoft: Windows Azure Services Platform for the Cloud

Intel Low Energy Moorestown Platform

Posted in chip-design, energy-efficiency, intel, mobile-device, platform on October 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel smart phone chip-set will feature low energy performance. …

Intel Ultra Mobility Leader

… “Chandrasekher claims Moorestown at idle uses one-tenth the energy of first-generation mobile Internet devices based on Atom. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Intel Demos Moorestown

Water-Cooled Data Center

Posted in computer-data-center, cooling-system, electrical-system, google, patents, platform, water on September 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google patent application for sea water-based cooling of data centers …

… “A system includes a floating platform-mounted computer data center comprising a plurality of computing units, a sea-based electrical generator in electrical connection with the plurality of computing units, and one or more sea-water cooling units for providing cooling to the plurality of computing units. ” …

Via US Patent Office: United States Patent Application #0080209234