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A podcast on Intel's new 50 Gb per second silicon photonics link features Institute Director John Bowers who collaborated with Intel on the development of the high-speed optical data link.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Audio, Photos
Technologies: Photonics
Due to the unpredictability of the internet, some aspects are over engineered, making it necessary to continually reevaluate processes and energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
The prominent environmental group praised Google for renewable energy purchases and climate change goals while criticizing Apple's lack of progress in green IT efforts.
Date: 02/08/2012
Type: News
New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
Date: 10/07/2013
Type: Article
By building a data center in a climate where not much cooling is needed, large electricity savings can be realized.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
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
Environmental stewardship is becoming increasingly important as we take steps toward a sustainable future. This is particularly important when it comes to construction of new data centers or renovations of older ones. This article discusses sustainable sites and water efficiency for data centers.
Date: 07/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Technology Review clean web image
The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
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

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