Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Linux kernel optimized for power management

Posted in energy-optimization, oracle, servers on September 29th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Oracle updates its Linux kernel and provides for optimization of power requirements and efficient energy consumption.  …

…   “Modern: Provides optimizations for large NUMA servers; improved power management and energy efficiency; fine grained CPU and memory resource control. “   …

Via Oracle: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux.
     

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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.

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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.

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Educate the Organization on PC Energy Saving Options

Posted in hibernate, pc, power-saver-mode, power-savings on September 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Have you deployed hundreds or thousands of PCs and laptops throughout your enterprise?  Make sure your organization knows the basics, so that they can make appropriate power saving decisions.  Simple behavior changes will contribute to the sustainability of your enterprise.  …

…   “Hibernate mode, by contrast, takes a snapshot of everything you have in RAM and writes it to a special hard disk file. Hibernate mode then turns your computer off entirely … “   …

Via Newsfactor: PC Power Saving.

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Microsoft Virginia Data Center Advanced Cooling Mechanics

Posted in career, data-center, data-center-design, microsoft, modular, state-virginia on August 31st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Governor discusses Microsoft data center investment in Virginia, which will deploy sustainable designs in cooling and other operations technologies.  …

…   “Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million to locate their latest generation data center (Gen4) in Mecklenburg County, in what will be the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history. 

Using modular technology and advanced cooling mechanics, the center will be Microsoft’s most advanced data center.

The project will create 50 new jobs and Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina and Texas to secure this sought after facility. “   …

Via Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell: Microsoft Data Center.

Microsoft Generation 4 Data Center.

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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.

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IBM Power7 energy efficiency performance

Posted in benchmarks, energy-efficiency, ibm, low-power, pc, power7 on August 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM shares results of its Power7 benchmarks which incorporate the energy efficiency perspective.  …

…   “IBM has achieved the industry’s highest ever TPC-C (transaction processing) benchmark using a Power Systems configuration with DB2, hitting 10,366,254 transactions per minute, which beat HP’s best result by more than 2.5 times and Oracle’s best by more than 35%.

The IBM result represents 2.7 times better performance per core than the Oracle result, 41% better price performance, and 35% better energy efficiency per transaction.

HP’s best result is over twice as expensive per transaction as the IBM result. “   …

Via IBM: Power7 Benchmarks.

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Twitter Adds Data Center Capacity

Posted in data-center, data-center-design, footprint, twitter on July 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Twitter invests in dedicated data center capacity with a larger footprint in the Salt Lake City area.  …

…   “Twitter’s custom data center is built for high availability and redundancy in our network and systems infrastructure.

This first Twitter managed data center is being designed with a multi-homed network solution for greater reliability and capacity.

We will continue to work with NTT America to operate our current footprint, and plan to bring additional Twitter managed data centers online over the next 24 months. “   …

Via Twitter: Datacenter.

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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.

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Data Center Cooling with Kyoto Wheel Configuration

Posted in cooling-system, free-cooling, kyoto-wheel, pc on July 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Kyoto wheel, a form of enthalpy wheel, can be deployed to maximize the dissipation of heat from the data center at low energy levels.  …

…   “Kyoto wheel is an improved form of the original heat wheel, tailored to the requirements of data centers.

It almost completely separates the outside air from the inside air… “   …

Via Search Data Center: Kyoto Wheel Data Center Cooling.

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Brocade World Class Data Center

Posted in brocade, data-center-design, energy-efficiency, world-class on July 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Hirahara, Brocade Vice President of Global Real Estate, Facilities and Services discusses the design of the world-class data center at its San Jose Campus.

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Seamicro Low-Power Server Technology Insights

Posted in datacenter-server, information-technology, low-power, seamicro, servers, ultra-low-power on July 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SeaMicro CEO Andrew Feldman provides insights into the company’s low-energy servers.

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