power-conservation

Apple 27in Monitor adjusts to optimize power consumption

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, apple, computer-monitor, energy-optimization, epeat-gold, power-conservation on September 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Apple starts shipping its 27-inch Cinema Display LCD monitor, which incorporates energy optimization feature and achieves a Gold EPEAT rating.  …

…   “light sensor that can adjust the screen brightness according to ambient lighting in the room. The feature not only makes for great viewing, it also conserves energy. “   …

Via TMCNet: Apple 27 Inch Monitor.

Print Scan Copy Fax is signficant opportunity for energy savings with all-in-one devices

Posted in net-zero-facility, power-conservation, print-scan-copy-fax, printer, printing on July 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Net zero energy footprint research facility has to conserve and plan for every watt consumed.  Simple devices such as printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines can be optimized through deployment of fewer all-in-one devices.  …

…   “Scanners, copiers and fax machines will grow all but extinct.

New all-in-one devices that can fax, scan, print, e-mail and copy in one unit will save huge amounts of energy, Robben said.

The new protocol will be just one or two of those units per wing, compared to the current situation, in which there are some 600 printers for 1,800 employees, plus hundreds of other devices to scan, fax and copy. “   …

Via NREL: Net Zero Research Facility.

Intelligent PC Power Management

Posted in applications, conservation, energy-consumption, pc, personal-computers, power-conservation, power-down, power-management, software on October 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smart power management for personal computers identifies opportunities for power conservation and takes action without negative impacts on systems. …

… “For example, they can locate systems with hibernation disabled and re-enable it. They can shut down applications and save files before powering down the system. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Centralized PC power managers

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

Citrix Scales Servers and Decreases Power

Posted in capability, citrix, cooling-system, datacenter, operations, power-conservation, power-utilization, scalability, server-density on April 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citrix NetScaler Web 2.0 Push technology uses publish-and-subscribe semantics to offload processing requirements from the server, creating a dynamic user experience. …

… “These new capabilities allow NetScaler to free up backend servers from inefficient connection management tasks, thus shrinking the number of servers needed. This reduced server footprint in the datacenter improves server utilization and allows a smaller set of servers to accomplish the same business tasks, cutting server costs by up to 90 percent by decreasing power, cooling and operational overhead. ” …

Via Citrix: NetScaler Web 2.0

SAS Green Data Center in North Carolina

Posted in cloud-computing, data-center, hosting, leed-certification, on-demand, power-conservation, sas, state-north-carolina on March 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAS Cary NC green data center
As SAS shifts its strategy to on-demand and hosted systems, it is investing in a large cloud computing data center facility to manage the growth in future computing capacity. The new green data center will meet LEED standards and be positioned for future expansion. …

… “In keeping with SAS’ commitment to protecting the environment, the facility will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for water and energy conservation. The sustainable construction methods encourage recycling of materials, similar to the Executive Briefing Center under construction on the Cary campus. SAS’ first LEED building, SAS Canada’s headquarters in Toronto, opened in April 2006. In keeping with LEED standards, about 60 percent of the project’s construction and equipment spending will be in North Carolina. Approximately 1,000 people will be involved in its design and construction. The facility will include two 10,000-square-foot server farms. ” …

Via : SAS to build $70 million cloud computing facility | SAS Press Releases

Green Data Center Reporting

Posted in analysis, benefits, cost-benefits, data-center, green-data-center, green-grid, heat-load, management-tools, metrics, power-analysis, power-conservation, power-savings, product-launch, savings, software, space, value on January 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackwise implements green reporting in its data center management software. …

… “RACKWISE DCM 3.4 introduces the Green Report giving data center organizations the ability to Green the data center as per The Green Grid‘s metrics, and Cost/Savings Analysis, which quantifies the monetary value of proposed changes in a data center related to power, heat, and space. ” …

Via RACKWISE: New Product for the Data Center

Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Posted in academia-univ-arizona, altix, conservation, cooling-system, data-center, power-conservation, rack-design on December 23rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center cooling efficiency
University of Arizona is committed to energy efficiency in its computing resources. …

… “The Altix ICE system’s water-chilled racks conserve energy and greatly reduce electrical costs associated with the data center’s cooling. ” …

Via Computer Technology Review: University of Arizona

Redefine Green IT

Posted in accelerate, barriers, conservation, economy, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, industry-leadership, information-technology, leadership, power-conservation, sustainability on October 24th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The economic downturn and the moderating of oil prices could conspire to derail the green IT movement. The information technology industry must lead in this space and continue to accelerate energy efficiency and sustainability in our endeavors. …

… “power conservation has an immediate effect — and tech has the tools and experience to make it happen. ” …

Via Eric Knorr, InfoWorld: Beyond Green IT

Power Reducing Systems Software

Posted in academia-virginia-tech, eco-daemon, energy-consumption, footprint, impact, performance, power-conservation, power-consumption, processor, software, systems-software on October 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Virginia Tech researchers develop software that lowers power consumption and data center footprint by adaptive tuning of processor performance. …

… “EcoDaemon is self-aware, self-adapting systems software that automatically reduces the power and energy consumption of a processor by as much as 70% with tunable impact on performance. ” …

Via Virginia Tech: Eco-Daemon

Data Center Automation

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, configuration-management, conservation, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, decisions, green-it-initiatives, initiatives, management, peak-time, power-conservation, provisioning, scheduling, server-consolidation, ups on October 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA releases its Data Center Automation Manager r11.2 which provides dynamic provisioning and configuration management of physical and virtual servers in the data center. …

… “CA Data Center Automation Manager supports Green IT initiatives, enabling IT to make better informed decisions regarding server consolidation, power conservation and provisioning to reduce operating costs. CA Data Center Automation Manager makes this possible by identifying when servers are running at their lowest capacity and scheduling and automating the powering down/up of machines, based upon business policy, during peak and non-peak times. ” …

Via CA: Data Center Automation Manager for Virtualized and Physical Environments

SmartWay Compliant Carriers

Posted in award, carrier-network, carriers, compliance, conservation, emissions, epa, hp-hewlett-packard, maintenance, partnership, power-conservation, product-packaging, save-fuel, savings, smartway, supply-chain on October 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP is recognized with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leading by conserving energy in its transportation supply chain. …

… “SmartWay Partner carriers conserve more than 540 million gallons of diesel fuel per year, saving the trucking industry more than $2 billion in annual fuel and maintenance costs and eliminating more than 6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. HP’s U.S. and Canadian surface transportation supply chain is composed of 100 percent SmartWay compliant carriers, making it one of the region’s cleanest. Earlier this year, HP became the first company to qualify to have the SmartWay logo displayed on its product packaging after certifying its entire surface transportation carrier network for consumer desktops, monitors and accessories was SmartWay compliant. ” …

Via HP: HP Honored by U.S. EPA for Conserving Energy