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Mobile device battery life extended with nanotechnology

Posted in battery, low-power, pc, reduce-power-consumption, research on March 14th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Illinois researchers are using nanotechnology to resize memory devices that results in much lower power requirements.  This technology benefits mobile devices by extending the life of batteries through low power consumption.  …

…   “Pop’s group lowered the power per bit to 100 times less than existing PCM memory by focusing on one simple, yet key factor: size.

Rather than the metal wires standard in industry, the group used carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes only a few nanometers in diameter – 10,000 times smaller than a human hair. “   …

via University of Illinois: Mobile device Battery Life.

Direct Equipment Cooling Control Loop

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, green-it-strategy, pc, research, research-development on September 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Research shows promising results where direct control loops bring cooling closer to the heat source. …

… “Linking the IT equipment directly to the cooling systems represents the most fruitful area in improving data center efficiency over the next several years … ” …

Via PC World: Novel Data Center Cooling Strategy

Sustainability Projects at Salesforce dot com

Posted in data-center-efficiency-program, integration, planning, project, projects, research, saas, salesforce-dot-com, sustainability on September 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Getting to the core of data center energy efficiency, Salesforce dot com goes beyond the low hanging fruit to integrated environmental improvement. …

… “Both projects speak to the in-depth research and planning that is required to integrate environmental factors into the corporate decision-making process. ” …

Via Reuters: Data Center Efficiency

Energy-Efficient Data Center Research

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, country-korea, eco2st, energy-efficiency, good-practice, green-it-solutions, lg, operations, panel-solutions, project, raised-floor, research, upsite on August 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Upsite Technologies hosts LG and Eco2st team from Korea to research the best way to build a green data center. …

… “Upsite presented the fundamental aspects of optimal data center operation, including cooling and airflow science and best practice KoldLok Raised Floor Grommets and IT equipment server HotLok Blanking Panel solutions to Eco2st, who will present their research findings to LG regarding how to establish a model energy-efficient data center. The Korean government has recently announced a green development policy, designed to promote projects that simultaneously foster good environmental practice and economic development. Eco2st’s report will be posted to a public website and be available for review by members of the Korean government. ” …

Via Upsite: LG team researching energy-efficient data center … (PDF)

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

Green Research Computing Planned

Posted in academia-MIT, building, cisco, emc, green-research, research, state-massachusetts on June 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

EMC, Cisco, and academia are planning a green data center to support a sustainable research agenda in Massachusetts. …

… “An EMC spokesman said the first step will be to create an action plan with the ultimate goal of building a world-class green research high-performance computing center in Holyoke … ” …

Via Mass High Tech: Holyoke green data center

Fujitsu Australia Green IT Truth

Posted in barriers, country-australia, fujitsu, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, policy, research, study on April 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fujitsu Australia surveyed IT leaders to understand their position and experience with Green IT intiaitives. …

… “Green IT: A Convenient Truth, a Fujitsu Australia-commissioned research paper that reveals that 95 per cent of Australian firms that have a Green IT policy save money. However, 60 percent of firms have no IT policy concerning the environment. The research, which covered 310 CIOs and senior IT managers, highlights the key drivers for Green IT policies where they exist and the barriers Australian companies are facing. ” …

Via FUJITSU Australia: Green IT Research Report

DataCenter Research Projects

Posted in controls, datacenter, energy-efficiency, innovation, microsoft, processor, project, research, research-development, server-utilization on February 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft low-power processor research
Microsoft shares its research pipeline with employees at its internal TechFest. Data center efficiency is a hot topic with two research projects headlining. …

… “Two particular datacenter projects were on display: Closed-Loop Control Systems for the Datacenter, a project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of datacenters by selectively putting idle servers into a low-power state while maintaining service response times; Low-Power Processors for the Datacenter, an experiment to build a server from low-power processors and evaluate how well it runs some of the tasks typically performed in a datacenter, such as processing a large number of independent requests or running databases for a Web site; ” …

Via Microsoft: Research Innovations

Green IT Strategy

Posted in aberdeen, corporate-sustainability, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, research, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, sustainable-development on February 14th, 2009 by FrankM – 1 Comment

Aberdeen research sees increasing trends in green IT solutions and green IT strategy, driven by corporate sustainability drivers. …

… “IT has begun to examine its role in the larger organization relative to corporate responsibility and to implement strategies that not only decrease consumption and optimize performance, but also catalyze the proper management and achievement of overall corporate sustainability goals. ” …

Via Aberdeen Group: Green IT Ecosystem

Microsoft Research Sensors Monitor Energy Usage

Posted in carbon-footprint, cloud-computing, computing-ecosystem, data-capture, datacenter, energy-efficiency, footprint, it-services, microsoft, monitoring, optimization, optimize, power-consumption, regulate-energy, research, sensors, services on October 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sensor research
Microsoft researchers develop sensors to monitor and optimize energy use in data centers. …

… “The advent of large datacenters that underpin cloud-based computing services make energy-efficient computing is increasingly important. Using technology developed by Microsoft Research, Microsoft is deploying tiny sensors throughout its datacenters to capture data that will allow it to better regulate energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. ” …

Via Microsoft Research: Technology Breakthroughs

Green IT Strategy Plans in Manufacturing Industry

Posted in green-it-strategy, it-strategy, manufacturing-industry, market-research, plan, research, strategies, strategy on October 27th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Research report shares understanding of the manufacturing IT market where green strategies are prevalent. …

… “Only 32% of the surveyed manufacturing companies stated that they had no Green IT strategy, nor plans to implement one. 34% of respondents indicated that they have already implemented one with the majority having done so in the last 12 months. ” …

Via Research and Markets: Manufacturing Technology (Customer Focus)

Bull SAP Green IT Initiative

Posted in best-practice, bull, business-applications, collaboration, energy-consumption, energy-management, energy-monitoring, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, initiatives, it-services, it-strategy, management, measurements, mission, power-consumption, practices, research, sap, server-virtualization, services, software, strategies, strategy on October 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bull and SAP Research collaborate to advance the frontier of green IT through an aligned research initiative. Their research agenda will focus on transaction energy measurement, software best practices that reduce energy consumption, and server virtualization. …

… “New server technologies currently being developed by Bull are adding energy management intelligence into the new generation of Datacenters. The mission of this initiative between Bull and SAP Research is to develop an overall strategy for Datacenter energy management intelligence combined with server management services, integrating business applications and end-user services to enable sustainable Datacenter technologies. ” …

Via Bull: R&D initiative for Green IT