Posts Tagged ‘air-management’

Dell LED Monitor Energy Efficiency

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, dell, low-power, power-nap on March 21st, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell integrates power saving into its large monitors: low-power sleep mode, light sensing, dynamic dimming, and power napping.  …

…   “Built-in ambient light sensor responds to surrounding brightness, automatically adjusting levels when enabled.”   …

via Dell: G2210 and G2410 24″ LED Monitors.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

Green data center achieves 1.14 PUE

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, green-data-center on December 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

using ambient cooling system.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

Air economizers optimize power and cooling

Posted in air-economizers, free-cooling, intel, low-power, power-savings on November 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

for Intel data centers. …

Intel used a proof of concept pilot test of 100% air exchange over a 10-month period with full range in temperature, humidity and air quality. The pilot delivered data center power savings of 67 percent.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

UMass Medical Green Data Center Recognition

Posted in air-economizers, ambient-air-cooling, data-center-design, green-data-center, green-design, recognition on November 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

UMass Medical is recognized by State of Massachusetts for its sustainability achievements.  …

…   “Opening a new green data center that uses 40 percent less energy than the old system. … “   …

Via Worcester Business Journal: Sustainability Recognition.

The green data center design includes use of ambient air for cooling.  …

…   “Additional reductions in energy consumption will be achieved by employing air-side economizing technology, which uses outdoor air for cooling the indoor space. Thus, chilled water for air conditioning will be required only during 25 percent of the year. “   …

Via UMass Med: Data Center Energy Efficiency.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

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.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

Apple 27in Monitor adjusts to optimize power consumption

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, apple, computer-monitor, energy-optimization, epeat-gold, power-conservation on September 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Apple starts shipping its 27-inch Cinema Display LCD monitor, which incorporates energy optimization feature and achieves a Gold EPEAT rating.  …

…   “light sensor that can adjust the screen brightness according to ambient lighting in the room. The feature not only makes for great viewing, it also conserves energy. “   …

Via TMCNet: Apple 27 Inch Monitor.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

Brocade Custom In-Row Cooling System Enables Green Data Center

Posted in air-economizers, brocade, cooling-system, data-center-design, education, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, low-power on September 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off
Cooling

Custom Mechanical Systems and Critchfield Mechanical collaborate to create advanced in-row cooling technology installation for Brocade’s green data center in San Jose.  …

…   “The Brocade San Jose-based data center incorporates technology from CMS and CMI that provides a cutting-edge in-row cooling system with water-side economizer to minimize fan usage and maximize efficiency, saving half a megawatt of energy at full build-out. 

The custom cooling system from CMS and CMI has played a key role in the Brocade data center, featuring fan efficiencies superior to all other cooling options available on the market today.  

Brocade’s data center and its use of custom in-row cooling units, coupled with a highly efficient chilled water plant inclusive of a water-side economizer, provides a mechanical system with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.3. 

Data centers of this size typically have a PUE of greater than 1.5. 

To ensure a fully-customizable and flexible product, multiple iterations of the design were produced in order to meet Brocade’s specifications; 

CMS also worked with the construction team to design features that will simplify maintenance and improve reliability. 

These features include:

  • variable speed ECM motors, 
  • fan redundancy, and a 
  • low-cost maintenance design. ”   …

Via Custom Mechanical Systems: Brocade San Jose Data Center.

Custom Mechanical Systems.

Critchfield Mechanical.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

In-Row Cooling and Water Economizer Enables Green Data Center Design

Posted in air-economizers, brocade, cooling-system, data-center-design, green-data-center, green-design, in-row-cooling, water-economizer on August 19th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Brocade integrates green technology into its new datacenter design in San Jose.  …

… “opted for in-row cooling technology, developed by Custom Mechanical Systems, along with water-side economizer technology to help minimize fan usage … ” …

Via ZDNet: Brocade Data Center.

Custom Mechanical Systems.

Discussion of economizers in data center cooling architectures.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

Data Center Cooling Economizers

Posted in air-economizers, cooling-system, data-center-design, economizer on July 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson discusses the integration of economizers into data center cooling architectures through designs that consider humidity, contamination, system reliability, and controls ensuring availability is not compromised.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

HP Green IT leadership recognition

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-uk, green-data-center, green-design, hp-hewlett-packard, recognition on May 19th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP is recognized for it green data center practices, such as ambient air cooling and recycled construction materials.  …

…   “HP was recognized as the winner in the Data Center Design category for its Wynyard facility in the United Kingdom. Commissioned in September 2009, the data center uses a large quantity of fresh air supplied by fans through high-efficiency filters to reduce the energy required for cooling. The building features an energy-efficient and sustainable design that incorporates recycled materials as well as harvested rainwater. “   …

Via HP: Green Enterprise IT Award.

      

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

EvoSwitch Hyper Energy Efficient Data Center

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, energy-efficiency, energy-efficient, evoswitch, pue on May 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

EvoSwitch brings energy efficient data center capacity on-stream, which leverages ambient air for cooling among other techniques. …

… “Energy-efficient Data Center: PUE of 1.2: Completion of the 3rd development stage will significantly increase energy savings in the already hyper energy-efficient data center. According to Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch: The additional energy savings are the direct result of the deployment of new technologies and the highly innovative configuration of our systems. This will allow us to use Free Cooling, i.e. cooling by using the outdoor temperature, 365 days per year and to keep the energy-wasting compressor completely shut off all year long. The additional growth in customers will also have a positive impact on our energy savings. ” …

Via EvoSwitch: Next Generation Datacenters.

   

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm

SAP Green Data Centers Certified

Posted in aisle-configuration, certification, country-germany, green-data-center, green-data-centre, sap, virtual-machines on April 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP uses hold / cold aisle configurations and virtualization to drive the energy efficiency of its data centers. The company’s data centers in Germany have been certified as energy efficient by TUEV Rheinland. …

… “The SAP data centers were specifically recognized for the use of advanced technologies, which in 2009 saved roughly 55 million kilowatt hours/14,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equal to the annual energy consumption of 13,000 households. The SAP centers scored particularly high in the areas of quality assurance, management and climate control. ” …

Via Yahoo! Finance: SAP Energy Efficient Data Centers

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Ping.fm