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    2. Dell builds boxes from straw - what about data centers? by Peter Judge

      Dell builds boxes from straw - what about data centers? by Peter Judge
      Dell is now packing its smaller devices in wheat straw. That might seem irrelevant to data centers - but other people are working on making whole buildings that way. Its worth remembering that Green IT extends beyond the hardware to the boxes it comes in. Its more concern for smaller devices and consumer products, where packing and transportation can account for a major part of the environmental impact of the device.
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    3. Biomass power will fuel Scotland's largest data center by Peter Judge

      Biomass power will fuel Scotland's largest data center by Peter Judge
      Use locally generated power, and use more renewables - and your data center will be attractive to users, more reliable and have a lower carbon footprint. Ive heard that often - but this week, I got news of what could well be Britains first all-renewable data center using local power. Of course, its in Scotland, so it will only be in Britain if the referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom ...
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    4. Two-phase cooling bubbles to the surface by Peter Judge

      Two-phase cooling bubbles to the surface  by Peter Judge
      Lets 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 doesnt need much pumping, compared with the amount of energy required to drive fans and air-conditioning systems to remove heat.
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    5. There is no magic metric for data center efficiency by Peter Judge

      There is no magic metric for data center efficiency by Peter Judge
      Its good to see that Facebook has open-sourced its dashboards for data center efficiency, so anyone can show the public how well their data center is doing - but it is happening while the global industry is struggling to find better measurements than the ones Facebook is using. PUE (power usage effectiveness) and WUE (water usage effectiveness), as displayed in Facebooks dashboards, were developed by the Green Grid as simple measures ...
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    6. Electric Car Batteries Could Get A Second Life In Data Centers by Peter Judge

      Electric Car Batteries Could Get A Second Life In Data Centers by Peter Judge
      A European project which proposes to make urban data centers greener has a surprising component - second hand electric car batteries. The GreenDataNet consortium has 2.9 million from the European Commission and a wide brief - to develop technologies that will lighten the load of data centers on the grid, moving them to 80 percent renewable electricity, and tightening their efficiency from a PUE of 1.6-2.0 down to a ...
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    7. Facebook in Sweden: Data Centers Go Flat-Pack by Peter Judge

      Facebook in Sweden: Data Centers Go Flat-Pack by Peter Judge
      Facebook itself made the connection between its new generation of modular data centers and Ikeas furniture, and countless websites made the most of it. It was an absolute gift because it is true: Facebook is using flat-pack techniques to build its new data in Sweden, the home of flat-pack furniture. But the connection between data centres and flat-pack furniture goes both ways. While Facebooks data center goes Ikea, In high-tech ...
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    1. Data Center Design:

      Construction and Infrastructure, Container, Data Center Outages, Monitoring, Power and Cooling
    2. Policy:

      Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint, Carbon Reduction Commitment, Carbon Tax, Emissions
    3. Power:

      Biomass, Fossil Fuel, Fuel Cell, Geothermal, Hydro, Nuclear, Solar, Wind
    4. Application:

      Cloud Computing, Grid Computing
    5. Technology:

      Microblogging, Networking, Servers, Storage, Supercomputer
  2. About Peter Judge

    Peter Judge

    Peter Judge is UK Editor of eWEEK Europe, the website for IT
    professionals that leads on sustainable technology.

    A long-time technology journalist, Peter has had senior editing
    positions at ZDNet UK, IDG's Techworld, and IT Week. He has
    contributed articles to mainstream media including the London Times
    and the Guardian, as well as designing conferences, writing books and
    producing reports. He has also been a telecoms analyst.

    Peter has two degrees, in Physics and Fine Art.