sensors

Cacti monitors data center temperature

Posted in monitoring, sensors, temperature-control, utilities on June 13th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

List of popular data center utilities, includes monitoring software such as Cacti, which can poll, acquire data, and graph the results for management analysis and action.  …

…   “This setup helps managers monitor performance, server load, temperature and other variables.”   …

via Computerworld: Data center utilities recommendations.

Cacti solution.

Temperature sensor graphs using Cacti.

Data center efficiency enabled through wireless sensors and monitoring

Posted in energy-monitoring, pue, real-time-monitoring, sensors, wireless-sensor-network on June 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Berkeley strives to increase computing capacity while leveraging existing cooling capacity through deployment of wireless temperature sensors.  The system by Arch Rock is being piloted and may be broadly deployed later in the year as PUE benchmarks improve.  …

…   “In UC-Berkeley‘s case, the system collects about 160 measurements across various pieces of equipment; top, middle and bottom. As a result of having real-time, 24×7, visibility into power and thermal conditions, we’re doing 20% more with our existing assets … “   …

Via Network World: Wireless sensors monitor data center (Link).
         

Sensors Enable Data Center Efficiency

Posted in air-flow, airflow, data-center, dynamic-infrastructure, efficiency, ibm, integration, management, sensors on February 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will boost data center temperature and leverage sensors to navigate optimized energy efficiency. …

… “It includes thousands of sensors that dynamically monitor temperature, humidity, air flow and circuits all of which is integrated into the building’s management and IT systems. ” …

Via Computerworld: IBM new data center

Wireless Sensor Networks

Posted in data-center, energy-consumption, energy-management, integration, operations, power-analysis, sensors, sentilla, wireless-sensor-network on September 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

As intelligence moves to the edge via sensors, energy management in the data center can be accomplished via wireless networks that integrate sensor data. …

… “Don’t be surprised to see data center operators increasingly turning to wireless sensor networks to cut energy consumption. ” …

Via Reuters: Wireless for Data Center Energy Management

Third party integration for power consumption visibility …

Sentilla Integrates Third-Party Devices: “new release brings a consolidated view of power use of all the equipment in the data center. IT managers can now obtain all the energy information in the data center, whether from Sentilla’s Power Analysis Unit or other, third-party equipment, integrated in one standardized format for a single, combined view. “

Energy Efficiency Server Differentiator

Posted in capability, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, marketing, opteron, performance, sensors, server-efficiency, vendor on June 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Computer vendors are integrating the Opteron family and creating energy efficient offerings for the server market. For example, HP emphasizes its sensor capabilities that optimize energy performance. …

… “The features include what HP calls the Sea of Sensors, a collection of 32 sensors throughout the server—including the power supply, hard drive, processor and memory stick—which monitor thermal conditions, giving users data needed to run the systems most efficiently, according to HP. ” …

Via eWeek: Opterons

Wireless Sensor Network Senses Energy Hogs

Posted in arch-rock, energy-consumption, energy-optimization, energy-visibility, portal, sensors, utility-bill, visibility, wireless-sensor-network on April 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Arch Rock launches wireless energy monitoring system that provides visibility to energy consumption, enabling facility managers to address issues and improve efficiency. …

… “Energy Optimizer combines Arch Rock’s PhyNet IP-based enterprise-class wireless sensor network (WSN) technology, specialized circuit-mountable energy sensors, and a web-based Energy Visibility Portal. Data gathered by the sensors appears on the portal in the form of actionable reports revealing far more detail than a monthly utility bill: users can see exactly when and where a building is consuming energy, identify energy gluttons, find usage spikes and compare current usage against past baselines. ” …

Via Arch Rock: ENERGY-USAGE INFORMATION VIA IP-BASED WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Server Sensing Power Capping

Posted in cooling-system, dynamic-infrastructure, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, sensors, smart-sensors, system-components, thermal-analysis on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP Proliant Server
HP emphasizes the green features of ProLiant G6 server line, which uses sensors and power capping logic to drive energy efficiency. …

… “The HP Sea of Sensors – automatically track thermal activity across the server through a collection of 32 smart sensors. The sensors dynamically adjust system components such as fans, memory and input/output processing to optimize system cooling and increase efficiency. HP Dynamic Power Capping reallocates power and cooling resources in the data center by dynamically setting or “capping” the power drawn by servers. ” …

Via HP: Server Economics

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