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The European Fit4Green ICT research project is developing an energy-aware layer of plug-ins that will allow IT managers to monitor and cut data center energy use.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Power-hungry data centers -- despite adopting virtualization and power management techniques -- only seem to be consuming more energy than ever, judging from some of the talks at the Uptime Symposium 2010, held this week in New York.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News
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
Fred Chong, Director of the Greenscale computing research group at IEE discusses the energy wasted by computers when they are not in use.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
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
In an effort to reduce power consumed by Ethernet equipment, the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard will implement low-power idle modes.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
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
Huge savings are possible by installing grid software that can reroute internet data searches to data centers where electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/17/2009
Type: News
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
Energy Star specifications are now available for data servers. The servers that receive the Energy Star label will be around 30% more energy efficient.
Date: 05/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers

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