power-management

Intel Facility Efficiency

Posted in energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, facility-management, intel, power-management on February 28th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Solar Impacts

Posted in data-center, power-delivery, power-management, solar-impact on December 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center managers have to manage power consumption, work with their electrical supplier(s) to sustain reliable power delivery, and plan for outages and impacts. In this case, understanding the sun’s impact is necessary. …

… “So data center managers need to keep an eye on space weather, just as they keep an eye on terrestrial weather. ” …

Via CIO: Solar Grid Impact

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

Raritan Rack Power Metering for Data Centers

Posted in alerts, efficiency, energy-consumption, notifications, power-management, power-measurement, power-meters, power-utilization, raritan, uptime on October 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan launches smart inline power meters, the Dominion PX-3000 Series, for rack data collection capabilities. …

… “Dominion PX-3000 intelligent inline power meters also enable: Increasing uptime through power metering and standards-based threshold/alerting for notifications prior to branch circuit breakers failing; Driving data center efficiency behavior by collecting energy consumption (kwh) data for internal or customer bill back; Improving power utilization by metering to identify additional power capacity (find stranded power) and maximize utilization of existing sites, delaying large capital expenditures for new sites; Raritan’s intelligent power meters uniquely provide real-time information to help make data center decisions, such as where servers should be placed for optimal efficiency. If power or environmental user-defined thresholds are exceeded, PX-3000 sends email-based alerts in addition to SNMP Traps. ” …

Via Raritan: Intelligent Inline-Meter Rack PDUs for Data Center IT Equipment

Green IT Strategy Gaining Priority

Posted in carbon-footprint, comptia, e-waste, energy-consumption, green-behaviors, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-management, strategies, survey on October 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CompTIA takes pulse of the information technology organization to understand the priority of green IT strategies and sees rising momentum for sustainability in IT. …

… “According to the study, 60 percent of organizations have in place either a partial or comprehensive green IT strategy covering issues such as energy consumption, equipment usage, recycling, carbon footprint and green behaviors. Three in four organizations conduct ad hoc or annual audits to ensure proper e-waste recycling and disposal practices, and nearly as many (72%) conduct audits to assess their energy consumption/power management. Seventy-seven percent of organizations expect to have a comprehensive green IT strategy within the next five years, the study found. ” …

Via CompTIA: Survey Shows Green IT Commitment

PC Power Management: Just Do It

Posted in computer-equipment, dept-of-energy, energy-audit, monitoring, pc, power-management, reduce-power-consumption on October 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

When it comes to efficient and sustainable information technology, the Department of Energy must eat its own dog food and commit to action. An audit of its facilities shows that it is not in compliance with its own guidance. …

… “The Department had not fully reduced energy consumed by its desktop and laptop computers through implementation of power management settings such as shutting down monitors, enabling computer standby, and placing a computer into hibernation when not in use. Although the Code of Federal Regulations and Executive Order 13423 – Strengthening Federal Environment, Energy, and Transportation Management – require Federal agencies to enable power management features on computers and monitors, we found that none of the seven sites reviewed had ensured that these settings were in place. ” …

Via Department of Energy: Department of Energy Efforts to Manage Information Technology Resources in an Energy-Efficient and Environmentally Responsible Manner (PDF)

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

Data Center Monitoring

Posted in emerson-electric, liebert, monitoring, power-management on October 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

PC Power Management

Posted in forrester-research, pc, power-management, webinar on September 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

September 22 webinar will discuss PC power management techniques. …

… “guest speaker Forrester Research, Inc. Analyst and industry expert, Doug Washburn, as he describes the potential impact of PC power management on your company’s bottom line … ” …

Via New Star Energy Services: IT Power Management

Idling Servers with Lower Power Saves Energy

Posted in data-center, idling, power-management, save-energy, virtual-machines, vmware, workload on September 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM and VMware integrate their software to save energy in the data center by managing virtual server idle conditions effectively. …

… “can determine which virtual machines are idling or have light workloads. It can then dial back the power fed to those servers to save energy. ” …

Via Information Week: VMware

Hotter Data Centers Require More Cooling Options

Posted in cooling-system, data-centers, demand, density, economy, future, heat, heat-load, moores-law, power-management, predictions, processor, research, techniques on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data centers is increased processor power, higher-density, greater heat-generation, and growing cooling requirements. Cooling techniques are being researched to deal with this developing trend. …

… “As the demand for data centers continues to rise, despite the down economy, Moore’s Law-the prediction that processors will become twice as powerful every 18 months to 2 years-means that data centers will produce more heat. ” …

Via IT World / CIO: Cooler Data Centers

DataCenter Energy Challenges

Posted in datacenter, facility-design, location, outage, power-management on March 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Siting of the data center is a challenge for energy requirements, whether in established or developing areas of the power grid. …

… “The problem extends to current data facilities as well: More than half the companies polled in a recent study suffered an outage in 2008 due to a power or operational issues … ” …

Via Network World: Energy Trends