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    1. Intel Looks To Create Energy Efficient "Microservers"

      Intel Looks To Create Energy Efficient "Microservers"
      Intel officials say that demand is growing for servers that are small, relatively cheap and energy-efficient Intel is looking to create a new category in the server space: the “microserver.” During his keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on 22 Sept., Sean Maloney, newly installed executive vice president and general manager of the chip maker’s Intel Architecture Group, unveiled two low-power new versions of its Xeon 3400 line, a 45-watt model that will roll out later this year and a 30-watt chip that will come out in the first quarter of 2010. Maloney also expanded on other plans Intel has for its server offerings, from the high-end Itanium processors to a collection of Xeons with varying degrees of graphics capabilities.
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    2. Six Ways to Cut Your Data Center Energy Bill

      Six Ways to Cut Your Data Center Energy Bill
      "People are looking at data center efficiency, whereas five years ago it wasn't an issue," says Adam Fairbanks, Bluestone Energy, a company that retrofits old data centers to make them more energy efficient and to qualify for utility rebates (many utilities are required to help pay for data center projects that will reduce energy use; if a project can be proven to cut energy draw by 20%, the utility might pay for as much as half the cost of the project). "Today any new data center build gets scrutinized by the CFO as well as facilities and IT." Where lowering a company's carbon footprint was a big driver for such projects a few years ago, because of the economy, environmental concerns have gotten pushed back and today they're a matter of reducing operating expense, Fairbanks says. "Money drives the majority of the projects we work on," he ...
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    3. Networks are sucking power: should you worry?

      Power efficiency hax become a major factor for data centre equipment. While vendors compete on greenwash, users need to test their actual power usage Most of the publicity concerning power and cooling issues in data centres has tended to focus on how efficient computing equipment is. In contrast networking gear has tended to take a back seat. But as networks based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet become prevalent, as they inexorably are, power consumption will rise, and power usage, cooling and power efficiency will become entries on the data centre manager's worry list, according to test equipment vendor Ixia.
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      Mentions: IBM
    4. eBay to Emit 15% Fewer GHGs by 2012

      eBay to Emit 15% Fewer GHGs by 2012
      E-commerce powerhouse eBay plans to reduce its 2012 greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent, when compared to its 2008 emissions. This news comes at the same time as eBay has donated some old servers to the University of Notre Dame, where the servers will assist in AIDS and cancer research. Heat generated by the Notre Dame servers [...]
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      Mentions: LEED eBay
    5. University research points to greener computing

      University research points to greener computing
      Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a new scheduling algorithm designed to reduce data centre energy consumption without disrupting operations. The Energy Conscious Scheduling algorithm (ECS) has been patented by Young Choon Lee and Albert Zomaya at the university's Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing. Lee and Zomaya are now developing an ECS prototype, with a view to commercialising the research by late 2010. Zomaya said the ECS software will be a suite of algorithms (written in C and C++) acting as 'middleware' that can see the operating system and hardware and then decide what to do with different tasks. "In doing so it makes sure whatever decisions are made are energy-conscious," he said, adding the software stack still "gives you what you want".
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    6. IBM data center gets deep energy retrofit

      IBM data center gets deep energy retrofit
      -IBM's "green" data center here is kind of like a techie version of the "This Old House" television show. But in this case, the project was to build a showcase for energy-efficiency computing, rather than construct a new addition for a suburban home. IBM's main problem was data center sprawl. Five years ago, internal IT staff could barely keep up with growing demand for computing resources from employees, causing an expansion from one data center location to four--a situation that was costly and inefficient.
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    7. Six Tips For Green (and Greenwash-Free) Data Center Storage

      Six Tips For Green (and Greenwash-Free) Data Center Storage
      Today’s data center is going through a constant state of flux in an attempt to keep up with current demands. The data landscape grows exponentially, and with that growth comes the need to expand current storage and data center infrastructures. This expansion is a fact businesses in every vertical have come to accept, but it comes with a price. The Data Landscape Four billion dollars is spent every year on data center energy consumption and this number will only continue to climb. The type of data growth is also a contributing cost factor; mission critical data is growing in the enterprise environment. This means companies are buying more expensive energy hungry equipment to provide needed fast access and redundancy at both the server and storage level.
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    8. New computing centre will cut Microsoft's carbon footprint

      New computing centre will cut Microsoft's carbon footprint
      Iain Thomson in San Francisco, V3.co.uk, Tuesday 15 September 2009 at 01:55:00 Consolidating laboratories into a single data centre to save power Microsoft has built a new centre at its Redmond headquarters that it says will cut the company's carbon footprint by 12,000 metric tons per year. Dubbed Redmond Ridge 1, the centre will consolidate Microsoft's research laboratory servers from individual product groups with the corporate systems that process other corporate data. When Redmond Ridge comes online in April 2010 it will give major power efficiencies said Microsoft. “The opening of Redmond Ridge is a big milestone and represents a real transition point in the company’s culture,” said Rob Bernard, Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist. “This facility is a great example of how technology can help improve the energy efficiency of a company’s operations.” The building has been designed to be ...
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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    9. Novel Way to Cool Data Centers Passes First Test

      Novel Way to Cool Data Centers Passes First Test
      A team of engineers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has successfully tested a novel system that they say could greatly improve the efficiency of data center cooling. It's an important area for data center operators, who are struggling with the escalating costs of cooling increasingly powerful server equipment. Some facilities have been unable to add new equipment because they have reached the limit of their power and cooling capacity. By some estimates, the energy used to cool IT systems accounts for nearly half the cost of running a data center. The amount of energy consumed by data centers in the U.S. doubled between 2000 and 2006, and could double again by 2011 if practices aren't improved, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
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    10. Optimize Data Center Cooling

      Optimize Data Center Cooling
      The science of keeping a data center cool is an essential piece of the data center operations puzzle, and until processor technology makes a radical step toward the development of more heat- and energy-efficient designs, the problem of heat generation and dissipation will continue to dog administrators. A poorly cooled data center can become the proverbial anchor around an organization’s neck, giving rise to unpredictable, spotty performance and lost revenues and productivity. Fortunately, there are steps administrators can take to optimize cooling in the data center. Read on to learn how to make the most of your cooling infrastructure. Measure What You Have
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    11. Inside Microsoft's New 'Purpose-Built' Data Lab

      Inside Microsoft's New 'Purpose-Built' Data Lab
      What happens when you remove engineers from their test servers? For starters, you get some nervous engineers. But eventually, you can also greatly expand your computing capability and speed up the research process. That, at least, is the hope that lies behind Microsoft's new 57,000 square foot Redmond Ridge 1 computing facility, which opened in July and which I toured yesterday with a small group of reporters and Microsoft executives. (Full disclosure: Microsoft paid for my plane ticket to attend a daylong tour of the corporate campus and meet with other teams at the company.)
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      Mentions: LEED Microsoft Corp
    12. For Green Data Centers, Tech Firms Pick up Where LEED Left off

      For Green Data Centers, Tech Firms Pick up Where LEED Left off
      What do the growth of cloud-based services, online video and an ever-increasing appetite for digital media have in common? They all require power-hungry data centers — and lots of them. It’s a challenge that hasn’t escaped the IT industry; lately Microsoft and Apple have made some notable hires that reflect the critical nature of energy-efficient data center operations. Whether laying the groundwork for Windows Azure or Apple’s rumored content delivery platform, there’s no shortage of companies willing to help lower the energy cost side of the equation, according to a GigaOM Pro report (subscription required) by KDA Consulting’s Katherine Austin released today. In the report, titled “Green Data Center Design: Strategies & Players,” Austin details the options data center operators have at their disposal and the companies that are willing to lend a hand. More importantly, she lays out some of the pitfalls, one of which is ...
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    13. Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

      Forecast: Mostly Cloudy
      Government technologists want to deploy cloud computing, but agencies must learn to let go. Since taking on the role of the first federal chief information officer, Vivek Kundra has been on a crusade promoting cloud computing, the relatively new business practice of buying technology services over the Internet from a contractor or agency. The advantages of the cloud, as those in the know call it, include significant savings and a faster way for agencies to obtain the latest technology.
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    14. Successfully Challenging the Server Tax

      Successfully Challenging the Server Tax
      The server tax is what I call the mark-up applied to servers, enterprise storage, and high scale networking gear.  Client equipment is sold in much higher volumes with more competition and, as a consequence, is priced far more competitively. Server gear, even when using many of the same components as client systems, comes at a significantly higher price. Volumes are lower, competition is less, and there are often many lock-in features that help maintain the server tax.  For example, server memory subsystems support Error Correcting Code (ECC) whereas most client systems do not. Ironically both are subject to many of the same memory faults and the cost of data corruption in a client before the data is sent to a server isn’t obviously less than the cost of that same data element being corrupted on the server. Nonetheless, server components typically have ECC while commodity client systems usually do ...
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    15. Companies doing more to cut energy use in office

      Companies doing more to cut energy use in office
      Technology decision makers say they could cut energy use and costs an average of 17 percent each year -- or $1.5 million in a typical large organization -- if they capture all available efficiency opportunities, according to a report from CDW Corp. More organizations are taking steps today to improve technology energy efficiency in desktop computing and in data centers, with 59 percent training employees to shut down equipment when gone at the office for long periods, compared to 43 percent in 2008. And 46 percent have implemented or are implementing server virtualization, compared to 35 percent in 2008.
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    16. Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs

      Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs
      Symantec Corp., an infrastructure software provider, is achieving significant business cost and productivity benefits including a projected energy cost savings of $2.1 million thanks to its ongoing “green” IT efforts. The cost savings is attributed to hardware device reduction and related power consumption savings from August 2007 to December 2010. Symantec hired Alchemy Solutions Group to [...]
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      Mentions: Symantec Corp.
    17. Your Data Center is Much too Cold

      Your Data Center is Much too Cold
      Most data center managers keep their facilities much too cold -- as much as 15 percent too cold, according to a server expert at Intel. In an article by Rik Myslewski published yesterday in The Register, Dylan Larson, Intel's director of server platform technology initiatives, explained last week that keeping data centers in the low 70s and high 60s leads to a significant amount of excess cooling, and wasted energy. The ideal temperature, per Larson as well as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), is a balmy 80 degrees.
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    18. Keeping your data center lean, mean, ...

      Keeping your data center lean, mean, ...
      The rising energy costs of running a data center are gaining more and more attention as they are already in the range of $3.3 billion annually, according to IDC. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy are now creating standard ratings for energy efficiency benchmarks, forcing companies to be more conscious of their energy use and environmental impact. Many companies, however, are wary of such new regulations and standards, as they think it’ll mean incurring new costs to meet them. On the contrary, there are cost-efficient ways to deliver immediate ROI while complying with environmental policies. One important step is to transform data centers from expensive, power hungry facilities to energy efficient systems that not only contribute to a reduction in a company's carbon emissions, but also to significant cost savings. The first step to marrying the two is establishing a baseline ...
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    19. Has the Server Market Hit Bottom?

      Has the Server Market Hit Bottom?
      IDC has released its latest update on server sales, showing continued sales declines in the second quarter of 2009. The research firm’s Quarterly Server Tracker found that revenue from global server sales declined 30.1% year over year to $9.8 billion, the fourth consecutive quarter of revenue decline and the lowest quarterly server revenue since IDC began tracking the server market on a quarterly basis in 1996. “Over the past four quarters, the worldwide server market has experienced significant revenue deceleration in all geographic regions as the economic recession has deepened,” said Matt Eastwood, group vice president of Enterprise Platforms at IDC. “Fewer servers have been shipped over the past four quarters than at any time since 2005 and it is clear that the worldwide server installed base is aging rapidly.”
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    20. AMD aims for low power servers with new chip

      AMD aims for low power servers with new chip
      Iain Thomson in San Francisco, V3.co.uk, Tuesday 1 September 2009 at 00:43:00 More computing ability for less power AMD has announced a new range of low power server chips aimed at data centre managers looking to work within a fixed power envelope. The six-core AMD Opteron EE works at 40 watts and is intended for two processor servers. It is priced at $989 and starts shipping today. “In past years everyone was just concerned about performance,” said Brent Kerby, senior product marketing manager for Opteron. “Now we’re seeing a shift from just raw performance into more of a power and cost efficiency area. A lot of this is being driven by applications like cloud computing that need dense computing environments.” The new processors can be fitted into the existing four-core AMD Shanghai architecture and if done so will give a 31 per cent processing boost ...
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    21. Dell Teams Up With Brocade to Tackle Cisco’s Vision for Computing

      Dell Teams Up With Brocade to Tackle Cisco’s Vision for Computing
      Dell has signed partnership agreements with Brocade and Scalent to answer the threat posed by Cisco’s servers and the need to create a computing environment that can handle virtualized servers, networking and storage. The idea is to create what most call a unified computing fabric to track the proliferation of virtual machines and allocate resources [...]
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      Mentions: Cisco Brocade IBM
    22. Implementing Existing Green IT Solutions Can Cut IT Costs by 17 Percent

      Implementing Existing Green IT Solutions Can Cut IT Costs by 17 Percent
      VERNON HILLS, IL — A new study by CDW finds that companies could save millions every year by implementing energy efficient procurement policies, power management solutions and virtualization technologies. CDW's 2009 Energy Efficient IT Report, based on a survey of 752 IT professionals, found that the sluggish economy is acting as both a driver of and an obstacle to wider adoption of green IT practices.
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