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An ARM microprocessor made by Marvell.
In an effort to reduce the cost of cooling microprocessor chips, data centers are looking to low-power chips used in cell phones and other mobile devices. These chips can generate energy savings, but they also have less processing power, so they may only be used in specific systems or applications.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Article
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
the chill off
The Chill Off 2 spent 18 months evaluating cooling technologies from many of the data center industry’s largest vendors. But in the end, tiny startup Clustered Systems stole the spotlight with a prototype that earned the best scores for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/06/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
The European Fit4Green ICT research project is developing an energy-aware layer of plug-ins that will allow IT managers to monitor and cut data center energy use.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: News
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
Frequently, improvements in data center energy efficiency involve virtualization, consolidation and improved management of power and cooling systems, but a growing number of voices are starting to question whether software should play a greater role in the green effort.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog
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
Facebook released its first carbon footprint report. Most of Facebook's energy consumption comes from data centers. For this reason, Facebook says it has set a goal to get at least 25 percent of its energy for data centers from clean and renewable sources by 2015.
Date: 08/02/2012
Type: Article
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
Computing is the fastest growing part of carbon consumption.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video

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