power-measurement

Google Sustainability Visibility

Posted in bill-weihl, google, perspectives, power-measurement, power-meters, reduce-power-consumption, sustainable-computing, sustainable-development, visibility on February 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google’s Bill Weihl shares his perspective on sustainable computing. …

… “That is in fact one of the big levers for getting people to reduce how much they use, is to find ways to make it more visible. ” …

Via iStockAnalyst: Google green energy czar

Bill Weihl

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 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

Data Center Power Flow Measurement

Posted in air-flow, cascade-chart, data-center, emerson-electric, energy-savings, identify, power-analysis, power-measurement, save-energy, tracking on December 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson data center power savings
Emerson leader shares insights on identifying power savings opportunities in the data center. …

… “Our cascade chart shows all these steps, he added. If you walk through with the right set of eyes and instruments, it is easy to identify places to save energy. There is so much low-hanging fruit out there. ” …

Via Telephony Online: Tracking data center power