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    1. Coolerado Chills Snow & Ice Data Center

      Coolerado Chills Snow & Ice Data Center
      You’d think that The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) would take data center cooling seriously. Indeed it does. The NSIDC is based in Boulder, Colorado, and supports research into the world’s “frozen realms,” including glaciers and polar climates. The organization recently undertook an overhaul of its data center cooling system that will reduce its energy spending by about 70 percent, according to David Gallaher, the manager of IT services. The NSIDC uses outside air in a free cooling system when the temperature is below 70 degrees. When it gets warmer than 70, the data center switches to an indirect evaporative cooling system from Coolerado. The group is also using a solar power array to provide supplemental power – including powering the Coolerado units in the event of a utility outage. In this three-minute video, Gallaher provides an overview of the system.
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    2. Prineville and Crook County, Ore. becoming solar energy development hot spots

      Prineville and Crook County, Ore. becoming solar energy development hot spots
      Prineville and Crook County, Ore. becoming solar energy development hot spotsDaily JournalFurlong said solar power was added to the first Prineville data center after construction was under way. Adding solar to the site came after a Facebook energy efficiency technician suggested the company install a car-charging station. ...and more »
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    3. Amd, Hp, Others Aim to Use Wind, Solar Power for Data Centers

      Amd, Hp, Others Aim to Use Wind, Solar Power for Data Centers
      AMD and HP are joining with a New York agency and university to determine whether wind and solar power can be used to power data centers. Rate This Article: Poor Best E-mail Print PDF Version Advanced Micro Devices and Hewlett-Packard are teaming with the state of New York and Clarkson University on a research project to figure how best to use renewable energy to power containerized data centers. Specifically, the researchers want to determine not only whether the data centers—such as HP’s PODS (Performance-Optimized Data Centers) can be run solely on wind or solar power, but also whether workloads can be automatically shifted between these energy resources without having to rely on a traditional electrical grid.
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    4. U.S., Seeking to Reshape Electric Grid, Adopts a Power Line Rule

      U.S., Seeking to Reshape Electric Grid, Adopts a Power Line Rule
      Federal regulators laid down principles on Thursday for planning and paying for new power lines, part of a long-term policy effort to help the nation’s electricity grid grow enough to meet the demands of renewable energy and a competitive electricity market. A blog about energy and the environment. Go to Blog » The rule, which has been in the works for several years, is intended to push the organizations that manage the grid into cooperating with one another, so that developers can build power lines across several states and multiple electrical jurisdictions.
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    5. The Trigeneration Data Center: What Is It?

      The Trigeneration Data Center: What Is It?
      Last week, the Data Center Journal (“Should I Be Generating My Own Power for My Data Center?”) discussed the possibility of data centers generating their own power—a strategy that involves greater capital costs but that can also yield tremendous benefits in terms of power quality and freedom from the vagaries of the power grid. For data centers that elect to generate some or all of their own power for operations, trigeneration offers a way to stretch fuel costs even further. Needless to say, implementing trigeneration infrastructure involves initial capital costs, but with energy prices continually rising, a properly planned and implemented trigeneration scheme can quickly provide a return on this investment. Trigeneration: What Is It? When a fuel such as natural gas or coal is burned, the result is heat energy and waste materials (gases such as carbon dioxide, for instance).
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    6. New Data Centre To Save Yorkshire Water £90k Per Year

      New Data Centre To Save Yorkshire Water £90k Per Year
      Yorkshire Water is set to save itself £90,000 a year thanks to a new data centre incorporating green tech Yorkshire Water is to save 31 tonnes of carbon per year, which will help save it approximately £90,000 per annum when a new energy efficient data centre comes online next year. So said Tim Williams, IT project manager at Yorkshire Water, speaking to eWEEK Europe UK. Yorkshire Water signed a deal with data centre solutions company 2bm back in April, and according to Williams construction on the new data centre will start next month.
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    7. Pair Plans 'Grid Zero' Data Center in Las Vegas

      Pair Plans 'Grid Zero' Data Center in Las Vegas
      Data Center KnowledgePair Plans 'Grid Zero' Data Center in Las VegasData Center KnowledgeFor most data centers, ultra-efficient designs focus on reducing the energy required for cooling systems, often through the use of free cooling, the use of fresh air from outside the data center to cool servers directly (air economization) or support a ...
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    8. Pair Plans ‘Grid Zero’ Data Center in Las Vegas

      Pair Plans ‘Grid Zero’ Data Center in Las Vegas
      Can a low-key web hosting company from Pittsburgh build one of the world's most efficient data centers in the desert? pair Networks recently broke ground on a data center project in Las Vegas that will be powered entirely by a combination of an on-site cogeneration plant and a rooftop array of...
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    9. How eBay's data center benefited from solar

      How eBay's data center benefited from solar
      eBay has installed a 100 KW solar array on its data center in Denver. That's not enough power to run a data center, but Tom Price, eBay's Global Data Center Services manager, said the system, which was completed last November, is delivering benefits. The solar array is taking up approximately 18,000 square feet of the 21,000-square-foot data center roof. In an interview, Price outlined the project.
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    10. Telecommunications Firm NTT to Build Green Data Center in Malaysia

      Telecommunications Firm NTT to Build Green Data Center in Malaysia
      IT infrastructure provider NTT Communications (www.ntt.com/index-e.html) and its wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary, NTT MSC (www.my.ntt.com/en) announced on Monday that NTT MSC will begin construction of the new Cyberjaya 3 data center later this month. The announcement comes a few months after HP opened its 60-acre data center campus, HP Global Center Cyberjaya. The Tier III-ready data center is projected to launch by June 2012. Located within Cyberjaya, the Cyberjaya 3 Data Center will join NTT Com's Cyberjaya 1 and Cyberjaya 2 data centers in meeting the growing needs of Southeast Asian customers.
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    11. Data Centres – Watch Japan’s Energy Crisis

      Data Centres – Watch Japan’s Energy Crisis
      Japan’s energy crisis is bringing about changes to data centres. The same thing will have to happen here, says Peter Judge When disaster struck Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station in the 11 March earthquake, the first consideration was shutting down and ensuring safety. The long term effects could be more significant. Japan got nearly 30 percent of its power from nuclear plants, and now much of that is gone. In the wake of the disaster, other plants have closed, either as a direct result or for safety checks, and in May only 17 of the country’s 54 nuclear plants were in operation. That could imply that as much as 20 percent of the country’s electricity supply is in question – but actually, we don’t know what capacity the 17 reactors are working at, or how hard the 54 would have been working.
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    12. Data Centers Look for Lower-Emission Cooling

      Data Centers Look for Lower-Emission Cooling
      Putting computers near water is usually discouraged. But water could become vital for some companies seeking to cool the powerful servers that store and exchange vast amounts of information. Google, which runs five large data centers, is planning to open one of its most efficient facilities in a former paper mill on the coast of Finland later this year. “It’s the first time that I know that seawater has been used for data center cooling, but in other industries it’s actually quite common,” said Urs Hoelzle, a senior vice president at Google.
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    13. Solar Flares/Storms affect on Data Center is not known, an answer with data collection

      Solar Flares/Storms affect on Data Center is not known, an answer with data collection
      One of the great talks at 7x24 Exchange was given by Alex Young on a subject few have thought about. NASA - The Influence of Solar Flares and Solar Storms: Why We Should Care About Space Weather The Sun produces solar storms in the form of intense radiation and fast moving material. These storms can interact with the Earth to create electric currents in our atmosphere. The study of space weather developed to predict solar storms and understand their impact on our technology. The world's electrical grids-that fundamental technology enabling modern society-are vulnerable to these currents. While most days the sun's impacts are minimal, large solar storms have the potential to have a devastating impact on mission critical systems. This talk will present an overview of Space Weather to help your business begin to prepare for worst-case scenarios. C. Alex Young, Ph.D., Solar Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard ...
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    14. Huge Solar Array Will Support NJ Data Center

      Huge Solar Array Will Support NJ Data Center
      The McGraw-Hill Companies will build a 50-acre solar array to support its data center in East Windsor, New Jersey, the company said today. The $60 million project will add 14.1 megawatts of solar generation, making it one of the largest initiatives yet to use photovoltaic solar power to offset the energy used by a data center. The array will be built on McGraw-Hill’s campus in East Windsor, which houses an 180,000 square foot data center and about 700,000 square feet of office space.
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    15. AT&T Exceeds Aggressive Energy Reduction Goal

      AT&T Exceeds Aggressive Energy Reduction Goal
      AT&T recently released their 2010 sustainability report entitled “Meet the Possibility Economy.” The 82-page report is upbeat and forward-looking and as the title suggests, it focuses more on possibilities than on accomplishments. AT&T, which took in $124 billion last year, (up $1.5 billion from 2009) reported greenhouse gas emissions that, at 8.97 million metric tons, were essentially flat from the year before.
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    16. Green Data Center Throws Open Doors In Oregon

      Green Data Center Throws Open Doors In Oregon
      A new 30,000 square foot data center has just been launched in Bend, Oregon and the facility is about as green as any data center could get. Bendbroadband announced the launch of the “Vault” last month and disclosed some details about the center’s design and green features. Bendbroadband says the center offers colocation, disaster recovery and cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses as well as enterprise-class companies and employs a group of IT professionals that will staff the center 24//365. In addition to physical-server colocation, BendBroadband has partnered with Logicalis to offer a suite of managed services.
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    17. Video: Renewable Energy and Data Centers

      Video: Renewable Energy and Data Centers
      As organizations like Greenpeace pressure Internet companies to use more energy from renewable sources, data center operators are struggling with the best approach to renewable power. To get some perspective on the issue, we spoke with John Stanley, a researcher at The 451 Group who specializes in “Eco-Efficient IT” and the intersection between data centers and sustainability. “I think data centers need to get away from this idea that they’re going to put enough solar panels on the roof to power the entire data center,” said Stanley.
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    18. Adopt 'right balance' for green clouds

      Adopt 'right balance' for green clouds
      Cloud computing service providers should look into having a "right balance" approach in giving their data centers a green makeover by redesigning it to include eco-friendly energy sources and educating employees on the benefits of reducing their carbon footprint, an analyst urged. Philip Carter, associate vice president of green IT and sustainability at IDC Asia-Pacific's practice group, said that there are several aspects toward moving a green cloud computing service. Internally, these aspects include designing the data center to utilize renewable energy sources, implement ongoing monitoring of the energy efficiency such as the PUE (power usage effectiveness) ratio, and ensuring organizational alignment in which employees are aware and educated on the company's green initiatives and technologies, he explained in his e-mail.
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    19. Steel Orca: Green Data Center Atop Old Steel Mill

      Steel Orca: Green Data Center Atop Old Steel Mill
      The site of an old steel plant site across the river from Trenton, New Jersey might seem an odd location for a “green” data center. But not to Steel Orca, a Pennsylvania company that is developing a large data center that plans to tap the Delaware River for its cooling system and power its servers using electricity generated from landfills and solar panels. Steel Orca is planning a 300,000 square foot data center at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex (KIPC), an “eco-industrial” business park that has risen atop the former home of the US Steel-Fairless Works factory in Fairless Hills, Pa.
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