power-consumption

Dell Via Nano Compact Energy Efficient Server Design

Posted in chip-design, dell, energy-efficiency, nano, power-consumption, server-density, server-efficiency, system-components, via-technologies on May 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell Via collaboration will yield a high-density, energy-efficient server design using the Nano chip. …

… “That’s three times as many servers as Dell usually squeezes into similar, compact systems. Equally important, each server will consume 15 watts to 30 watts, or about one-tenth the power of a standard server. ” …

Via New York Times: Dell Via Collaboration

CoreNap on Reducing Power Consumption

Posted in corenap, datacenter, power-consumption on April 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Chaos

Posted in blade-server, ibm, low-power, power-consumption, rack-design, server-efficiency, server-virtualization, virtualization on April 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM Blade server
IBM blade servers consume less power and reduce chaos in the data center with automated support of a virtualized environment. …

… “With the new systems, IBM engineers addressed key challenges in today’s data center, where hefty costs for power usage and IT management pile-up, while processors sit idle or under-utilized. To help enable a more dynamic infrastructure, IBM’s four new x86 rack servers and blades feature unique designs — such as lower wattage requirements — that can slash energy costs up to 93 percent. At the same time, the new System x servers boast double the compute performance in some models, and support more memory, storage and I/O to help customers of all sizes ease the transition to highly efficient virtualized computing resources. System x blades and racks lead the industry with 96GB to 1TB memory options. ” …

Via IBM: New Servers, Software Cuts Data Center Chaos

UPS Efficiency in Data Center Operations

Posted in d, data-center, efficiency, energy-efficiency, operations, power-consumption, ups on March 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE UPS system introduced
GE Digital Energy introduces 750kVA SG Series Digital Energy UPS system with ecomagination performance level. …

… “At a typical 50 percent load, GE’s 750kVA UPS system achieves efficiency of more than 94 percent, delivering uninterruptible power to the booming global data center industry at higher efficiency than competitors’ systems. ” …

Via GE: 94% efficiency in normal data center operations

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 UPS Scalability

Posted in efficiency, power-consumption, scalability, ups on March 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Flash Servers Lower Power Consumption

Posted in achievement, blade-server, drives, flash-memory, green-storage, power-consumption, server-efficiency, ssd, storage-systems on March 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SSD
Sun Microsystems will ship solid state drive Flash technology in its x64, chip multi-threaded Rack and Blade systems. …

… “This holistic systems approach helps customers achieve up to 65x faster response times, up to eight times better throughput, and up to 38% less power consumption than servers with traditional spinning hard disk drives. ” …

Via Sun: Enterprise Flash-Powered Servers

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

Efficient Data Center Cooling

Posted in air-conditioning, blade-server, close-coupled-cooling, cooling-system, density, energy-efficiency, innovation, power-consumption, reliability, services on February 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

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

HP POD Tour

Posted in cooling-system, hp-hewlett-packard, pod-data-center, power-consumption on January 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

POD Data center discussion with HP power and cooling expert …

Green Storage Power Measure

Posted in green-storage, power-consumption, power-measurement, snia, standards, storage-systems, taxonomy on January 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green storage specification
SNIA makes initial spec for Green Storage Power Measurement available for public review and comment. …

… “The initial draft Green Storage Power Measurement Specification defines a baseline standard for idle power metrics which can be applied as a uniform method for collecting idle power consumption measurements. It also includes a Green Storage Taxonomy for classifying storage products based on energy consumption characteristics and application environments. ” …

Via Storage Networking Industry Association: Public Review