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Google spends lots of money on electricity use in their data centers, so they invest heavily making their data centers more efficient.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers
The Springfield Data Center in Massachusetts is being constructed with state of the art technologies in energy efficient data center infrastructure, sustainable building design and consolidated computer technology, which will make it one of the most efficient data centers in the country.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
As the demand for data storage grows, the energy use associated is no longer negligible. This growing demand can be reduced by simply tracking all stored data, not making excessive copies, and purging older files.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Despite higher costs, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) may eventually supplant traditional hard disks because of DRAM's significantly quicker access speeds.
Date: 10/17/2011
Type: News
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
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
Data center
Computing providers such as HP and Yahoo are developing innovative energy-saving strategies for new data centers that focus on using building siting and design to maximize natural cooling potential.
Date: 01/13/2011
Type: Article
Data Center globe image
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency and the Kavli Foundation announce a Report that identifies four issues that must be addressed to improve data center energy efficiency through strategic partnerships between academia and industry.
Date: 03/08/2012
Type: News, Report
ICT Technology Roundtable
The Institute convened 27 leading stakeholders from the field of Information and Communications Technologies for a workshop on Feb 7-8. Discussions focused on needed advancements in technology and architecture to develop scalable, energy-efficient, future core networks.
Date: 02/15/2013
Type: Event
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

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