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Google awards $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large Internet data centers
Date: 02/04/2010
Type: News
Local Host is completing a feasibility study to build the world’s largest green data center in an abandoned mine in Norway, utilizing the country’s hydro-electric and wind power and its supply of freezing water for efficient cooling.
Date: 04/28/2010
The tech industry has been exploiting data center energy saving opportunities by retooling software to be more energy efficient.
Date: 05/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
After months of anticipation, the EPA has finally released its Energy Star label for data centers. The label should incite competition for energy efficiency improvements, as the agency plans to award the label to only the top 25% of centers in a given industry.
Date: 06/08/2010
Type: Article
The Springfield Data Center in Massachusetts is being constructed with state of the art technologies in energy efficient data center infrastructure, sustainable building design and consolidated computer technology, which will make it one of the most efficient data centers in the country.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Frequently, improvements in data center energy efficiency involve virtualization, consolidation and improved management of power and cooling systems, but a growing number of voices are starting to question whether software should play a greater role in the green effort.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog
The first Energy Star rating for data centers was awarded to NetApp's Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
Date: 07/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
DOE/EPA/industry task force recommends Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to measure data center efficiency.
Date: 07/16/2010
Technologies: Data Centers
Actively managing energy in data centers through processes such as virtualization and storage consolidation can result in energy savings of at least 40 percent.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
A new study released today from Climate Savers Computing Initiative highlights the need for efficiency improvements in commercial and home networking technologies.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: News, Report

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