server-efficiency

Intelligent Energy CPU Techniques

Posted in clock-speeds, cpu, innovation, intelligent-energy, pc, server-efficiency, servers on April 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server technology innovation includes advances in energy efficiency. …

… “Intelligent Energy: An energy efficiency technology that enables increasing or decreasing of the processor clock speeds on the basis of system usage or thermal conditions, either on a single server or across pools of servers … ” …

Via CIOL: Server Innovation

ZT Systems Energy Efficient Datacenter Server

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cloud-computing, datacenter-server, energy-efficiency, opteron, platform, server-efficiency, virtualization, zt-systems on September 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ZT Systems launches datacenter server that delivers energy efficiency. The six-core AMD Opteron EE processor is a 40 watt ACP processor developed for its power-sipping capabilities. …

… “ZT Systems today announced the 1226Ra 1U Datacenter Server featuring the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor combined with the new AMD SR5690 chipset. Based on AMD’s new integrated server platform that enables high bandwidth and virtualization capacity, this solution is designed with ZT’s signature data center server engineering capability for the optimal performance, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness today’s most advanced cloud computing providers demand. ” …

Via ZT Systems: Datacenter Server Uses Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor with AMD Chipset

AMD Opteron 6-core processor

Energy-Efficient Basic Operations

Posted in basics, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-star-for-servers, power-utilization, savings, server-efficiency, utilization, virtualization on September 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

While labeling of servers with the Energy-star designation is a step in the right direction, the information technology space has plenty more room left to leverage the basics of server utilization, virtualization, and consolidation to make energy efficiency gains. …

… “many IT shops still need to implement the basic operational improvements that often cost little yet yield big savings in energy consumption … ” …

Via Computerworld: Energy-efficient servers

Efficient Server Power Conversion

Posted in electrical-system, electricity-consumption, green-design, modules, power-conversion, server-efficiency, voltage-regulator on July 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google uses inefficiency data to drive its green initiatives. The company’s servers are powered with minimized losses through better designs. …

… “Similarly, our motherboards use very efficient voltage regulator modules, maximizing the amount of electricity delivered to the components that do work. Our servers only lose a little over 15% of the electricity they pull from the wall during these power conversion steps, less than half of what is lost in a typical server. ” …

Via Google: Green Energy Initiatives

Newline Green Servers

Posted in green-computing, newline-software, server-efficiency on July 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Newline Software exec discusses the company’s green approach to server infrastructure. …

… “Consistent with our views on being green, these servers are built with components that minimize power consumption, especially when not at full load, without sacrificing the performance we expect. ” …

Via Reuters: Kory Gill

UPS Sustainability Efforts Achieve Data Center Savings

Posted in actions, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, corporate-sustainability, data-center, electricity-consumption, power-savings, rack-design, report, savings, server-efficiency, ups, water on July 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

UPS takes sustainability personally. The company has published its Corporate Sustainability report and provide transparency to the actions it is taking to transform its carbon footprint. The company has already seen the benefits of data center efficiency through implementation of opportunities, classified as “low-hanging fruit”. Expect UPS to continue to raise the bar and be an industry champion for sustainable development. …

UPS Sustainability Program provide report on performance to date

… “We have managed to reduce annual electricity consumption by nearly three million kilowatt hours at Windward Data Center through innovative use of simple but powerful elements: air and water. In one case we re-engineered airflow to adjust hydrostatic pressure and keep cool air where it belonged: surrounding the server racks. That change alone produced a saving of 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity. ” …

Via UPS: Corporate Sustainability Report (PDF)

United Parcel Service (UPS) Insights via New Georgia Encyclopedia: “The UPS Windward data center, located in southern Forsyth County, is the central nervous system of UPS’s global technology infrastructure. “

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

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

Capacity Planning for Server Efficiency meets Green IT

Posted in capacity, forrester-research, planning, seminar, server-efficiency, video on April 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD Future Datacenter Server Processor Istanbul

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, datacenter, design, future, instanbul, intel, processor, server-efficiency on April 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD Istanbul CPU
AMD challenges Intel for ownership of the future data center by introducing powerful server CPU roadmap that is power efficient. …

… “Months ahead of schedule, AMD plans to deliver the six-core AMD Opteron processor code named Istanbul in June this year, with up to 30 percent more performance within the same power envelope and on the same platform as current Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. ” …

Via AMD: Server Platform Roadmap

AMD vid of Istanbul Six cores versus Quad core CPU …

In-Memory Performance Boosts Efficiency

Posted in cloud-computing, cost-effective, data-centers, energy-consumption, green-cloud, green-it-solutions, memory, numonyx, platform, server-efficiency, virident-systems on April 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Non-Volatile Memory for Data Center Efficiency
Numonyx and Virident Systems team up to integrate non-volatile memory solutions into the GreenCloud server platform. The memory will boost performance and improve the energy-efficiency of high-performance data centers and server clouds. …

… “Virident servers using Numonyx memory will enable dramatic increases in performance for in-memory applications, allowing data centers to meet growth demands of the Internet and cloud computing while managing tighter cost and energy budgets. ” …

Via Virident: Strategic Relationship to Deliver High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Systems for the Data Center

Google Energy Efficient Servers

Posted in data-center-tour, energy-efficiency, google, server-efficiency on April 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off