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Startups and established companies are working to make computers and data centers more energy-efficient through seven main avenues: (1) architecture and design, (2) cooling, (3) DC power, (4) monitoring and management, (5) servers and processors, (6) storage and memory, and (7) lights and sensors.
Date: 04/13/2011
Type: Article
Power-hungry data centers -- despite adopting virtualization and power management techniques -- only seem to be consuming more energy than ever, judging from some of the talks at the Uptime Symposium 2010, held this week in New York.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News
The tech industry has been exploiting data center energy saving opportunities by retooling software to be more energy efficient.
Date: 05/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Google awards $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large Internet data centers
Date: 02/04/2010
Type: News
Even an energy-efficient computer computer server consumes 50 percent of its peak power when idle. By implementing energy-proportional computing, a large amount of energy could be saved and carbon displaced from producing that energy.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
Not only does cloud computing use less energy to do the same amount of processing than traditional distributed computing, but more broadly it allows businesses to run more efficiently.
Date: 08/04/2009
Type: Blog
Much software is coded with unnecessary steps, wasting energy. To transform to a green code, programmers have to start thinking about the real world energy consequences of their virtual actions.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
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
A report released showed that IT companies are lagging in energy efficiency, an area that can greatly benefit them.
Date: 02/09/2009
Type: Blog

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