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Data centers have become increasingly important as more information is shared and put online. Yet, a recent study found that data centers can waste 90% or more of electricity. This NY Times article examines the energy use, pollution, and the need to better the energy efficiency of data centers.
Date: 09/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has selected Hewlett Packard and Intel to provide what it says will be the world’s most energy efficient data center.
Date: 09/07/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
ComEd, a Chicago based utility company, has introduced an efficiency program aimed at reducing the energy use of data centers. The program will help data centers improve cooling, power delivery, and IT capabilities.
Date: 08/10/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Tags: Chicago, ComEd
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
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
HP has unveiled designs for a new data center that will require no net energy from traditional power grids.
Date: 06/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, 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
Microsoft has pledged to reach net-zero emissions with its operations in over 100 countries. They will retrofit offices, data centers, and software development labs with the latest energy-efficient technologies.
Date: 05/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Data Centers
The tech industry is pushing toward more resource-efficient computing architectures in two ways: integrated systems and modular data centers.
Date: 04/26/2012
Type: Article
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

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