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Yahoo Green Data Center, New York

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, data-center-design, green-data-center, green-design, pc, pue, state-new-york, yahoo on September 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Yahoo’s new green data center design goes into operations in NY.  The datacenter will leverage ambient air for cooling and is reported to achieve a PUE rating of 1.08.  …

…   “The Yahoo Computing Coop design earned a $9.9 million sustainability grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. An average of less than 1 cent of every dollar spent on electricity will go toward cooling “   …

Via AP: Yahoo NY Data Center.

Computing Coop for Yahoo Green Data Center

Posted in achievement, ambient-air-cooling, chicken-coop, data-center, design, effectiveness-rating, green-data-center, pue, yahoo on July 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dave Filo, Co-founder and Chief Yahoo, discusses Yahoo’s green techniques in its New York data center design, starting with low cost, low carbon energy sources (think Niagara Falls) and effective use of ambient air for cooling. It’s a chicken coop design. …

… “For data center geeks, we expect our Lockport, NY, data center design will have an annualized average PUE (power usage effectiveness) of 1.1 or better. To achieve that, we’ve come up with a unique building design that we call the Yahoo! Computing Coop … ” …

Via Yodel Anecdotal: Greener data centers

Data Center Carbon Footprint Benchmarks

Posted in applications, carbon-footprint, climate-change, data-centers, density, enterprise, enterprise-computing, hardware, heat-load, infrastructure, it-infrastructure, podcasts, yahoo on December 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Podcast discusses benchmarks for data center carbon footprint. …

… “(1) making the IT infrastructure as efficient as possible in terms of hardware and applications, (2) confronting the heat and density challenge of enterprise computing data centers … ” …

Via The Uptime Institute: Yahoo Climate and Energy Director