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Eucalyptus Systems, a private cloud software vendor founded by Institute faculty member Rich Wolski, recently received $20 million in venture funding. CEO Marten Mickos discusses the influx of funding and the company's two year roadmap.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: Article
Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member and Eucalyptus Systems CTO Rich Wolski to speak at upcoming GovIT Expo in Washington D.C.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
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
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
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
Computing is the fastest growing part of carbon consumption.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
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 Green Grid consortium, together with several global government and industry organizations in the U.S., Europe and Japan, has nearly solved a problem that has plagued IT and data center managers for quite some time — how to monitor and measure energy use in data centers.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
Google awards $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large Internet data centers
Date: 02/04/2010
Type: News

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