servers

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

Intel Xeon 7500 Server CPU

Posted in cpu, data-center, intel, roi, server-consolidation, servers, xeon on March 31st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel’s new CPU offers reduction in energy use and ability to consolidate data center capacity footprint. …

… “With three times better performance than Intel’s 7400 series, a single box with Xeon 7500 processors could consolidate up to 20 older servers, slashing energy costs and advancing ROI. ” …

Via Sci-Tech Today: Intel Xeon Game-Changer

Intel Xeon processor

Datacenter trends embrace energy efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, datacenter, efficiency, in-server-cooling, servers, trends on March 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center advancements can be leveraged to drive efficiency, such as in-server cooling. …

… “With the growing emphasis on high-density chassis supporting multiple servers and sharing power supplies and cooling, however, the economics of non-air cooling is suddenly making a lot more sense. ” …

Via Information Week: 2010 DataCenter Trends

Intel Xeon processor enables data center server consolidation

Posted in datacenter, intel, processor, security, server-consolidation, servers, xeon on March 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel has introduced its Xeon Processor 5600 series, incorporating new security features such as Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions, AES-NI, and Trusted Execution Technology, TXT, for accelerated encryption and decryption. These processors are aimed at boosting data centers processing and power consumption performance. …

… “These are also the first server and workstation chips based on the groundbreaking, new Intel 32nm logic technology, which uses Intel’s second-generation high-k metal gate transistors to increase speed and decrease energy consumption. The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series supports up to six cores per processor and delivers up to 60 percent greater performance than the 45nm Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. In addition, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with a single new one, and achieve a return on their investment in as little as 5 months.Intel Xeon processor

Data centers will also benefit from the power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. A two-socket server using the new low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5640 can deliver the same performance as a server using the previous generation’s champion; the Intel Xeon processors X5570 series, but with up to 30 percent lower platform power. ” …

Via Intel: Secure Data Center Processor

Europe Data Center Connection

Posted in energy-efficiency, region-europe, server-sprawl, server-virtualization, servers, virtualization on March 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Insights on the European data center, where virtualization and energy efficiency are opportunities for future efforts …

… “By 2010, the cost of electrical power could overtake server costs. This is particularly a concern for the largest organizations, which often manage data centers of thousands of servers. ” …

Via Internet Evolution: Euro Data Centers

Sentilla energy management software tracks data center equipment

Posted in energy-management, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, sentilla, servers on March 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla energy manager software targets power tracking of metered and unmetered data center equipment. …

… “Sentilla Energy Manager is a non-invasive, software-only solution that provides a comprehensive view of energy use of the entire data center, from the switchgear down to each asset-such as servers, storage and networking devices. Sentilla’s solution bridges the IT and facilities gap, providing the world’s first consolidated view of where, when and why energy is used.

By using Version 3.0 of this innovative software, which scales to support the largest data center environments in real-time, Sentilla’s customers can now track, predict and manage energy use of every single piece of equipment in the data center, including those that are unmetered. As a result of having greater planning and management of energy consumption, data center managers can not only improve performance and efficiency, but also reduce downtime and better plan for expansion or consolidation.

By leveraging energy management as a key component of IT software portfolios-treating energy as an IT asset-data centers can deliver exceptional performance at minimal cost and without disruption. ” …

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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

CFD Airflow Modeling for Data Center Temperature

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cfd-computational-fluid-dynamics, data-center, density, hot-spots, model, rack-design, servers, temperature-control on January 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Computational fluid dynamics modeling can be deployed to understand data center temperature situations. …

… “CFD is useful for illustrating how to increase rack densities and server installations without creating additional hot spots and airflow issues. ” …

Via Processor: Data Center Temperature

Amazon Data Center Root Cause Analysis

Posted in amazon, availability, cloud-computing, data-center, outage, power-analysis, power-delivery, redundancy, root-cause-analysis, servers on December 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Amazon follows through on data center outage with root cause analysis. …

… “Prior to completing the repair of this unit, a second component, used to assure redundant power paths, failed as well, resulting in a portion of the servers in that availability zone losing power. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Amazon Identifies Cause Of Outage

Dune Broadcom Data Center Combination

Posted in bandwidth, broadcom, cloud-computing, data-center, dune-networks, networking, saas, server-consolidation, servers, software-as-a-service on December 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Broadcom will acquire Dune Networks for its switch fabric networking solutions to build out a more robust product line for data centers. …

… “Data centers are scaling to provide significantly more bandwidth to meet the requirements of cloud computing, where computing resources, products and services, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), can be delivered real-time over the Internet. Dune Networks has developed a scalable chipset that supports bandwidth speeds of up to 100Gbps per port and can connect more than ten thousand servers (ports) in a single deployment. ” …

Via Dune Networks: Broadcom to Acquire Dune

Reduce Server Sprawl

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

Cool Weather Data Center Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-costs, energy-usage, servers on October 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cool geographies and low energy costs attract new data center investments. …

… “half of the energy usage is dedicated to keeping the servers cool in order to maximize the efficiency of the chips that run them. ” …

Via New York Times: Cool Data Centers