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An ARM microprocessor made by Marvell.
In an effort to reduce the cost of cooling microprocessor chips, data centers are looking to low-power chips used in cell phones and other mobile devices. These chips can generate energy savings, but they also have less processing power, so they may only be used in specific systems or applications.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Article
Microsoft Data Center
A new report from Microsoft suggests that large businesses could reduce their direct energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by moving certain on-premise applications into the cloud. Small business could see even greater gains of up to 90%.
Date: 11/04/2010
Type: Blog
Yahho's new data center in Lockport, NY.
The design of Yahoo's new data center was inspired by a chicken coop. Its unique structure helps the center achieve a power-use effectiveness ratio of 1.08; only 8 percent of the power consumed goes to lights and operational equipment and less than 1 percent of the power gets consumed in cooling.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
A report from Pike Research indicates that investment in greener computing facilities and data centers will grow rapidly over the next five years.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: News, Report
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
GE has invested in SynapSense, a startup that makes wireless sensor technology and software to monitor and reduce power usage and cooling in data centers.
Date: 07/26/2010
Type: News
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
DOE/EPA/industry task force recommends Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to measure data center efficiency.
Date: 07/16/2010
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
CDW Government surveyed over 600 government agencies to produce the 2010 Government Virtualization Report and found that most state, local and federal governments are implementing at least some form of virtualization, including server, storage and client virtualization.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: News, Report

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