power-consumption

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).

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

Telecommunication devices embrace energy efficiency technologies

Posted in chip-design, communications, devices, energy-efficient, power-consumption, power-scaling, processor, scalability, telecommunications on March 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Communication device design will boost performance and scalability while integrating more energy efficient technologies as the next generation is commercialized. …

… “recent DSP releases claimed to be up to four times more power-efficient than general-purpose DSPs. To minimize power consumption they use features like power scaling to automatically scale speed and voltage for various units within the processor. ” …

Via Chip Design: Low-Power Engineering

HP POD Energy Efficient

Posted in capability, container-data-center, energy-efficiency, green-power, hp-hewlett-packard, improvement, pod-data-center, power-consumption on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP container data center delivers marked improvement in power consumption with fast deployment. …

… “HP estimates that the new POD (2,000 square feet data center capability) can improve energy efficiency by almost 50 percent … ” …

Via ZDNet: HP green data center offering

Power Consumption Source Reduction

Posted in data-centre, data-redundancy, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, utilization on November 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center power reduction can be addressed through a multi-pronged strategy that targets demand-reduction, higher utilization of reduced capacity, and smarter data center layout. …

… “Half the power consumption in the data centre is actually from IT equipment, said Zaheer, but customers running data centres can cut this consumption by reducing redundant data, physical resources and hotspots, and by increasing disk utilization. ” …

Via IT World Canada: Green IT

Active Energy Management

Posted in energy-management, energy-usage, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, innovation, power-consumption, reduce-power-consumption on November 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM recognizes its internal innovation projects for their environmental impact. A number of the solutions are focused on the green data center. …

… “Systems Director Active Energy Management — a software solution that helps data center operators monitor and automatically manage energy use, allowing greater control over power consumption. The technology can reduce system administration and energy costs in a typical data center by nearly 30 percent. ” …

Via IBM: Top Environmental Solutions, 2009

Redundant Assets

Posted in asset-management, green-computing, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, purchasing, redundancy on November 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A green IT audit screens for purchasing policies, asset management practices, and power consumption baseline. …

… “Vreeswijk looks to eliminate redundant machines and infrastructure, or looks for redundant workstations, such as unnecessary hot spares … ” …

Via Vancouver Sun: Green computing

MySpace IO Improvement Drives Green Benefits

Posted in cooling-system, drives, fusion-io, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, myspace, power-consumption, power-utilization, storage-provisioning on October 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IO Drives are used to improve performance and results in better space utilization and lower energy costs. …

… “This will allow MySpace to recover at least 1770U of rack space in the future, eliminate at least 18,000 failure points in their system, and save millions of dollars in power and cooling costs, showing the world that you can make the smart business buy a green one too. ” …

Via Fusion IO: Myspace Case Study (PDF)

Cooling Equipment Power

Posted in air-flow, airflow, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-savings, green-design, microsoft, power-consumption, power-savings on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ambient air usage in cooler climates, higher temperature setpoints, and air flow design advancements are all elements of an efficient data center cooling strategy. …

… “The cooling equipment alone can consume 25 percent of the power that goes into a data center, said Christian Belady, an efficiency specialist at Microsoft. ” …

Via New York Times: Energy Savings

Power IT Down Day

Posted in citrix, computer-equipment, hp-hewlett-packard, intel, microsoft, peripherals, power-analysis, power-consumption, power-down on August 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sign up to power down computer equipment, next week. And, see the impact. …

… “Microsoft joins Citrix, HP and Intel in government and industry efforts to power down computers and peripherals on August 27, 2009. ” …

Via HP: Power IT Down Day

Raytheon Green IT

Posted in data-centers, education, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-consumption, procurement, raytheon, space, virtualization on June 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raytheon information technology department supports the company’s sustainability objectives through smart and green IT strategies, such as server virtualization and green procurement standards. …

… “Raytheon‘s green IT strategy focused initially on the company’s data centers, where space and power constraints offered opportunities. ” …

Via Computerworld: Raytheon IT