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New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
Date: 10/07/2013
Type: Article
John Bowers
In his talk, "The Promise of Silicon Photonics," Bowers, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discussed the evolution of silicon photonics and what the future holds for this technology. A full video recording of his talk will be available online soon.
Date: 10/04/2013
Type: News
Eco Mode can improve data center efficiency and overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) when appropriately deployed, according to The Green Grid’s latest white paper. -- Article from Energy Manager Today
Date: 01/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Facebook released its first carbon footprint report. Most of Facebook's energy consumption comes from data centers. For this reason, Facebook says it has set a goal to get at least 25 percent of its energy for data centers from clean and renewable sources by 2015.
Date: 08/02/2012
Type: Article
Environmental stewardship is becoming increasingly important as we take steps toward a sustainable future. This is particularly important when it comes to construction of new data centers or renovations of older ones. This article discusses sustainable sites and water efficiency for data centers.
Date: 07/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Bloom Energy fuel cells
This project will make eBay the first major tech company to use fuel cells as a primary source of energy for data centers, rather than getting their energy from the national power grid, which is heavily dependent on coal plants.
Date: 06/22/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Microsoft has pledged to reach net-zero emissions with its operations in over 100 countries. They will retrofit offices, data centers, and software development labs with the latest energy-efficient technologies.
Date: 05/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Data Centers
Technology Review clean web image
The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
Type: Article
Data Center globe image
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency and the Kavli Foundation announce a Report that identifies four issues that must be addressed to improve data center energy efficiency through strategic partnerships between academia and industry.
Date: 03/08/2012
Type: News, Report

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