GE LEED Platinum Data Center Increases Server Density

Posted in ge-general-electric, leed-platinum, server-density, servers on August 22nd, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE’s Appliances & Lighting Division achieves LEED Platinum level at its new data center in Louisville, Ky.  The facility’s design, construction and operation are focused on reducing data center energy consumption and lowering the building’s environmental footprint.  …

  • In addition to installing innovative, high-efficiency cooling systems, GE is installing high-density servers to pack more computing power per square foot, reducing the size of the data center floor by half compared to the data center it replaces. This means that less energy is needed to cool the space.
  • GE is reducing water consumption inside the building by 42 percent compared to the industry baseline7 by installing ultra low-flow fixtures. Outside the building, GE is reducing water consumption by 100 percent.8
  • GE has offset 35 percent of the data center’s predicted annual energy consumption through the purchase of off-site renewable energy.

Server Consolidation and Virtualization

Posted in data-center-power, green-data-center, ibm, server-consolidation, server-density, server-utilization, server-virtualization, servers on January 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

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

Reduce Server Sprawl

Posted in ibm, server-density, server-sprawl, server-virtualization, servers, virtualization on October 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell Via Nano Compact Energy Efficient Server Design

Posted in chip-design, dell, energy-efficiency, nano, power-consumption, server-density, server-efficiency, system-components, via-technologies on May 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell Via collaboration will yield a high-density, energy-efficient server design using the Nano chip. …

… “That’s three times as many servers as Dell usually squeezes into similar, compact systems. Equally important, each server will consume 15 watts to 30 watts, or about one-tenth the power of a standard server. ” …

Via New York Times: Dell Via Collaboration

Citrix Scales Servers and Decreases Power

Posted in capability, citrix, cooling-system, datacenter, operations, power-conservation, power-utilization, scalability, server-density on April 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citrix NetScaler Web 2.0 Push technology uses publish-and-subscribe semantics to offload processing requirements from the server, creating a dynamic user experience. …

… “These new capabilities allow NetScaler to free up backend servers from inefficient connection management tasks, thus shrinking the number of servers needed. This reduced server footprint in the datacenter improves server utilization and allows a smaller set of servers to accomplish the same business tasks, cutting server costs by up to 90 percent by decreasing power, cooling and operational overhead. ” …

Via Citrix: NetScaler Web 2.0

Energy and Space Efficient Blades

Posted in blade-server, capability, cost-benefits, energy-reduction, floor-space, ibm, performance, power-savings, rack-design, reduce-power-consumption, server-density, technology-managers on February 20th, 2009 by FrankM – 1 Comment

Blade servers
The HFCL Group will use IBM blade server technology to create a green and cost-efficient computational capability. …

… “This three-year agreement includes the deployment of IBM BladeCentre technology and X3650 servers that will provide significant savings on power and cooling, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and increasing productivity, making IBM’s infrastructure technology the right choice for HFCL to go green. IBM demonstrated for HFCL how IBM BladeCenter technology can help reduce costs while being energy efficient. IBM BladeCenter technology uses up to 50 percent less floor space and up to 35 percent less energy than competitor rack servers without compromising performance. ” …

Via IBM: Go Green and Reduce Operational Cost

Understand Virtual Servers

Posted in energy-efficiency, server-density, server-virtualization, utilization, virtualization on November 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rack Design Cooling Efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, heat-exchange, heat-load, ibm, rack-design, server-density, server-efficiency on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Azure Green Data Center Cloud

Posted in cloud-computing, datacenter, infrastructure, it-services, microsoft, platform, power-usage, savings, server-density, services on October 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft launches the Azure cloud computing platform which will be delivered through the company’s network of green data centers. …

… “Microsoft has opened major datacenters in Quincy, Wash., and San Antonio, with additional centers scheduled to open in Chicago and Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft is leading the way in services infrastructure with innovative use of shipping containers as flexible and portable housing for servers, providing 10 times the density and dramatic savings in power usage. ” …

Via Microsoft: Windows Azure Services Platform for the Cloud