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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
Intel announced its new portfolio of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers looking to drive greater efficiency and flexibility into their infrastructure to support future demands for new services and innovation.
Date: 09/06/2013
Type: Article
Apple is building a new data center in Nevada that will be powered by a large, new solar array built in partnership with Nevada Energy. Apple is making efforts to power its U.S. facilities with renewable energy. The company states that all of its data centers use 100% renewable energy.
Date: 07/02/2013
Type: Blog
Consolidating pictures, videos, emails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Date: 06/12/2013
Type: Article
ICT Technology Roundtable
The Institute convened 27 leading stakeholders from the field of Information and Communications Technologies for a workshop on Feb 7-8. Discussions focused on needed advancements in technology and architecture to develop scalable, energy-efficient, future core networks.
Date: 02/15/2013
Type: Event
Intel announced that it would release information on its silicon-based optical system that enables the data and computing elements in a rack of computer servers to communicate at 100 gigabits a second. This will enable data centers to perform faster and use about half as much power.
Date: 01/18/2013
Type: Article
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
Data centers require a large amount of energy and space. In 2006, Microsoft bought 75 acres of bean fields in Washington State to build a giant data center. Since then Microsoft and the local community have disputed over the data center's pollution, electricity use, and impact on the community.
Date: 09/25/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Data centers have become increasingly important as more information is shared and put online. Yet, a recent study found that data centers can waste 90% or more of electricity. This NY Times article examines the energy use, pollution, and the need to better the energy efficiency of data centers.
Date: 09/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers

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