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    2. Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency

      Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency

      Data centers—large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more—are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States. The industry has been shifting from open-air cooling of these facilities to increasingly complex systems that segregate hot air from cold air. When it comes to cost savings, there are definite advantages to the aisle containment systems, which have been estimated to save 30 percent of cooling energy—but it's not yet clear how they increase the risk of overheating, or how to design them for greatest safety and optimum energy efficiency.

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    3. Detroit vs. Iowa Data Centers, GM vs. Detroit competing for the IT talent

      Detroit vs. Iowa Data Centers, GM vs. Detroit competing for the IT talent

      Chris Crosby has a post on Detroit as a data center location and brings up the folks in Iowa with Facebook. Detroit. The Data Center Capital of America Life is good in Altoona, Iowa. With the coming of Facebook, servers will quickly outnumber the community’s 15,000 residents and the city is poised to become one of the country’s leading data center destinations. The citizenry of Altoona are, of course, ecstatic at their good fortune. The economic benefits alone are too numerous to consider. The police department is contemplating adding a second car, the country club might add nine more holes so members can play a full 18, and there’s a rumor going around that Krispy Kreme might be coming to town. 

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    4. Hewlett-Packard Shows Off Green Data Center Plan

      Hewlett-Packard Shows Off Green Data Center Plan

      The research arm of the US based technology giant Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) has unveiled new architecture for a data center that requires no net energy from traditional power grids. Cullen Bash, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) said, “Information technology has the power to be an equalizer across societies globally, but the cost of IT services, and by extension the cost of energy, is prohibitive and inhibits widespread adoption. The Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) Net-Zero Energy Data Centre not only aims to minimize the environmental impact of computing, but also has a goal of reducing energy costs associated with data-center operations to extend the reach of IT accessibility globally.”

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    5. Briefly: Apple project gets state OK

      The N.C. Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved a 4.8-megawatt fuel cell generating station, the nation’s largest private installation, at Apple’s $1 billion data center in Maiden. Fuel cells convert the chemical energy of a fuel, usually hydrogen, into electricity through a chemical reaction. Apple’s 24 cells will run on hydrogen extracted from natural gas. Apple will sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy, the commission order says. The utilities commission approved a 20-megawatt solar farm for Apple’s Maiden complex last week. Apple followed that by announcing it would build a second solar farm of the same size. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/23/3262888/briefly.html#storylink=cpy

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    6. Is There a Silver Lining for the Environment in Cloud Computing?

      Is There a Silver Lining for the Environment in Cloud Computing?
      Compared to familiar climate-saving programs that aim to stuff greenhouse gases into the ground or harness the power of the wind, ideas like "cloud computing" are hard to penetrate. Still, the practice is gaining attention as the information technology (IT) industry promotes it as a tool to save both energy and money. [More]
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    7. UBS, JPMorgan, BMW Demand Cloud-Computing Equipment Standards

      UBS, JPMorgan, BMW Demand Cloud-Computing Equipment Standards
      UBS AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Lockheed Martin Corp. are among more than 70 companies demanding that computer-equipment makers change the way they make their machines or risk losing business. The group, which purchases more than $50 billion of technology annually, says incompatible systems are holding back the spread of cloud computing -- the concept of delivering information and computing power over the Internet from far-flung data centers. The Open Data Center Alliance, which will be announced today at an event hosted by chipmaker Intel Corp., aims to set requirements that will be adopted by the industry.
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    8. Ice balls help data center go green

      Ice balls help data center go green
      Green isn't usually the first color that comes to mind when one visits the hot, dry desert climate of Phoenix, where temperatures recently topped 109 degrees. But that's exactly where I/O Data Center has opened a 180,000-square-foot commercial data center collocation facility that couples an energy-efficient design with the use of innovative green technologies. Those range from an unusual setup ...
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    9. Can you power down for a day? Intel, HP and Citrix make the case

      Can you power down for a day? Intel, HP and Citrix make the case
      Other than restarting my MacBook now and then for software updates, I don’t think I’ve turned it off since 2008. But while I may be on the green police’s most wanted list, it’s never too late to start good habits. (I’ll be starting mine this week.) Friday, Aug. 27 is the third annual Power IT Down Day. Last year 5,600 people pledged to turn off their computers, printers and monitors overnight, which saved more than 73,000 kilowatt-hours, which translated into $45,000, which was in turn donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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    10. Networks go green and save you money

      Networks go green and save you money
      Servers get most of the glory when it comes to energy management, but networking gear is about to catch up. Over the past year, network equipment vendors have began to emphasize energy efficiency features, something that was never a top priority before, says Dale Cosgro, a product manager in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s ProCurve network products organization. Networking infrastructure isn't in the same class as servers or storage in terms of overall power consumption -- there are far more servers than switches -- but networking can account for up to 15% of the total power budget. And unlike servers, which have sophisticated power management controls, networking equipment must always be on and ready to accept traffic.
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    11. HP ties data center power decisions to business value impact

      HP ties data center power decisions to business value impact
      Here's something that I haven't thought about all the much, but is bound to become a more important consideration over time: If you want to outsource your data center to a third party to save some power, especially if that somebody is a services company that has both a product and services arm, be prepared to be told what equipment you can use. I started thinking about this during a recent chat with Ed Kettler, a Hewlett-Packard fellow and green IT strategist with HP Enterprise Services, about their ongoing data center power optimization work -- especially the recent work the company's team has done in Wynyard in the United Kingdom, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Here's my original post on that work,...
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  2. About Hewlett-Packard Co.

    The Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), commonly referred to as HP, is an American information technology corporation, specializing in personal computers, notebook computers, servers, network management software, printers, digital cameras, and calculators, among other technology related products.

    Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States, it has a global presence in the fields of computing, printing, and digital imaging, and also provides software and services. The company, which once catered primarily to engineering and medical markets—a line of business it spun off as Agilent Technologies in 1999—now markets to households and small business products such as printers, cameras and ink cartridges found in grocery and department stores.

    HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006 compared to US$91.4 billion for IBM, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion , making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion .

    HP is the largest worldwide seller of personal computers, surpassing rival Dell, according to market research firms Gartner and IDC reported in October 2006; the gap between HP and Dell widened substantially at the end of 2006, with HP taking a near 3.5% market share lead.