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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

SAP Green IT 2.0 Zone for Innovation

Posted in business-value, collaboration, community, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, research-development, sap, strategies, strategy, sustainability, sustainability-initiative on April 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is working with its customers to understand how to harness virtualization for ERP system landscapes and leverage this technology for business value and sustainability objectives. To foster this customer collaboration, SAP is sponsoring a Green IT community. The company expects to generate innovative green IT solutions beyond the traditional data center space and views this horizon as green IT 2.0. …

… “The foreground of energy efficiency and waste reduction – the green IT 1.0 zone where many strategists focus today – will soon be eclipsed by a broader horizon. IT will drive new sustainability value in business processes and public infrastructure projects in the world of green IT 2.0, that will spur IT innovation and growth for years to come. SAP will use the new, SAP-led Green IT community to drive sustainability research and development initiatives with partners and customers. SAP will continue to promote innovative optimization technologies like virtualization together with its partners and offer relevant services, such as system landscape optimization, which help customers maximize the use of their computing resources. ” …

Via SAP: Green IT Strategic Focus Area

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

Microsoft Iowa Green Data Center

Posted in capability, data-center, design, efficiency, green-data-center, green-design, microsoft, research, research-development, state-iowa on August 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft selects Iowa for development of its next-generation green data center. The data center design will incorporate the latest in energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “Despite the data center’s need for vast amounts of resources, it will be a green development, using the latest in environmentally-friendly design techniques. Manos said the Iowa site will be the first of a new generation of Microsoft data centers. This is a new design right out of our research and development group. ” …

Via SW Iowa News: Microsoft in Dallas County