1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. How The Cloud is Now Being Used to Predict Terror Attacks, 100% Carbon Free

      How The Cloud is Now Being Used to Predict Terror Attacks, 100% Carbon Free

      Fast Company recently published an article, How the Cloud is Now Being Used to Predict Terror Attacks.” The article describes how the platform and proprietary cloud service, called RMS(one)™, can predict financial loss from terrorism or hurricanes before they occur. “Our clients' use cases are computationally demanding,” states RMS CEO Hemant Shah. And computationally demanding use cases are also power-hungry use cases. Fortunately, RMS has been able to empower these data-intensive calculations in a 100 percent green computing environment.

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    2. Green bonds for data centers a possibility by Doug Mohney

      Green bonds for data centers a possibility by Doug Mohney

      One of the key data points out of last week’s column, “Renewable energy up, investment down”, was a move by long term investors putting more money into renewable energy. Pension funds, insurance companies and high-wealth managers want long term steady yield payouts and green projects offer that payout. Maybe it’s time for Wall Street to put together some rolling green data center bond funds.

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    1. Best Practices for Green Data Centers—What You Can Do to Use Less Energy by Matt Smith

      Best Practices for Green Data Centers—What You Can Do to Use Less Energy by Matt Smith

      In 2010, data centers accounted for 2 percent of the total energy usage in the United States. This is a massive number, but much of it is of it is necessary to run the servers and other IT infrastructure that we rely on. That isn’t to say, however, that there are not improvements to be made. There are a number of inefficiencies that can be eliminated in order to make data centers greener.

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      Mentions: Matt Smith
    2. Two-phase cooling bubbles to the surface by Peter Judge

      Two-phase cooling bubbles to the surface  by Peter Judge

      Let’s take it as read that liquid cooling is better than air cooling. But can you afford it, and is it mature enough yet? Liquid cooling definitely wins on the energy budget. Liquid conducts away heat better, and a well designed system doesn’t need much pumping, compared with the amount of energy required to drive fans and air-conditioning systems to remove heat.

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      Mentions: Intel Peter Judge SGI
    3. Apple acquires a 3-3.5MW Hydroelectric Power Plant for Prineville DC, no Dam required

      Apple acquires a 3-3.5MW Hydroelectric Power Plant for Prineville DC, no Dam required

      News is starting to spread on Apple’s acquiring a hydroelectric power plant for its prineville data center.The first of two, 338,000-square-foot Apple data center buildings in Prineville, shown last year when it was still under construction. The company says it will power the facility with renewable energy. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian (2013))

       

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    4. 3M's new cooling tech could cut data-center energy use 95 percent

      3M's new cooling tech could cut data-center energy use 95 percent

      3M began promoting a potentially innovative new cooling technology Tuesday that it said is designed for the “data center of the future.” In partnership with Intel Corporation and SGI, Maplewood-based 3M pioneered what it describes as “revolutionary two-phase immersion cooling technology,” which it claims can increase supercomputer efficiency, reduce cooling energy costs by 95 percent, and reduce water consumption for data centers.

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      Mentions: Intel SGI
    5. Neighbors to university datacenter — Nimby!

      Neighbors to university datacenter — Nimby!

      In a world where we see communities and entire states rushing to provide all sorts of incentives to get companies to build datacenters in their bailiwick, residents of Newark, Delaware have raised significant opposition to the University of Delaware and The Data Centers, LLC reclaiming 43 acres of urban industrial landscape to build a datacenter and power generation facility.

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      Mentions: Bloom Energy
    6. CEOs want sustainability – but can CIOs deliver? Wendy Schuchart

      CEOs want sustainability – but can CIOs deliver? Wendy Schuchart

      One of the most difficult parts of the CIO’s job is convincing the rest of the C-suite that IT is important. Sure, the CEO knows that IT is important – after all, who gave her the iPad that she carries with her everywhere she goes? But there are other demands on the CEO’s attention too – things like employee retention and staying competitive in the industry and oh yeah, keeping the shareholders happy.

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