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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
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
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
Data centers cooling systems are often set to peak load even when they are not needed, wasting energy during off peak loads.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers
data center tangle
Greenpeace got a lot of press last week for its A-to-F grades for the green data center efforts of Facebook, Google, IBM and other IT giants. Here, Jeff St. John looks into the measures and methods behind the report.
Date: 04/26/2011
Type: Blog
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
Facebook is building an energy efficient data center and pursing LEED Gold status.
Date: 01/22/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
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
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
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

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