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    2. Time for a festival of LED lights? by Peter Judge

      Time for a festival of LED lights? by Peter Judge

      Winter festivals often centre around lights. There’s Hinduism’s Diwali and the Jewish Hanukkah, while Christianity places all sorts of stars and candles around Christmas, everyone lights fireworks on New Year’s Ever, and people fill New York’s Times Square to watch a Ball of light.. These lights now use less energy. The Times Square Ball uses 32,000 LEDs. And this year, that low-energy light could shine further into business premises, including data centres.

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    3. Open Compute Gets Down To Maximising LOLs per Watt by Peter Judge

      Open Compute Gets Down To Maximising LOLs per Watt by Peter Judge

      Nearly two years ago, in April 2011 Open Compute appeared. It was a Facebook initiative for greener servers, which some saw as a publicity stunt, or some kind of greenwash-style response to Greenpeace, which was then laying into the social media giant for its energy consumption. After all, Facebook generally speaking looks like a very cynical company, fiercely focused on extracting value from the trivia uploaded by its users. Its job is monetising its customers’ lives.

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    4. The Green Grid Says Turn Down Your UPS by Peter Judge

      The Green Grid Says Turn Down Your UPS by Peter Judge

      This week, I have a special treat which I know you will all enjoy reading about. The Green Grid has produced a White Paper on how to get the best out of your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)! Seriously, the Green Grid is the industry body we know and love, whose members want us to think in great detail about the energy use and emissions footprint of every single aspect of data centers.

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    5. Recycling is a supercomputing issue by Peter Judge

      Recycling is a supercomputing issue by Peter Judge

      We start the New Year with a story that combines energy usage and recycling - and it’s grim reading. If your supercomputer falls behind in the power-efficiency race, you will find it difficult to dispose of, even if you are giving it away. New Mexico’s plan to raise money and boost the State’s profile with a supercomputer-for-rent was ambitious. Even in 2008, when it launched its Intel-based Encanto machine, sites including The Register were sceptical. How could it cover a cost which would grow to $20 million, by renting out its capacity, when other supercomputers would quickly overhaul its performance?

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    6. 2012 - the year energy mattered by Peter Judge

      2012 - the year energy mattered by Peter Judge

      This is my third year here, and there’s been no trouble finding something to say each week. This year, as the Greenwash sluiced down the plug-hole, there’s been more actual News about green data centers - and this year, energy was a key factor. Let’s take a look - in the only British news roundup of 2012 that won’t mention Royal Jubilees, babies or the London Olympics.

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    7. 2013 - an uncertain climate by Peter Judge

      2013 - an uncertain climate by Peter Judge

      Predictions aren’t always accurate. The Mayans could tell us that...if their civilisation hadn’t collapsed in the 9th century due to entirely unforeseen circumstances The Mayan calendar supposedly predicted the end of the world in our year 2012. This didn’t happen of course. Other predictions, like global warming, are also not “accurate” in terms of specifying times and places. We know that weather patterns will change as the global temperature goes up, but climate scientists don’t yet predict specific events such as Superstorm Sandy.

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    8. UK Energy policy leaves questions for data centers by Peter Judge

      UK Energy policy leaves questions for data centers by Peter Judge

      As Doug Mohney told us last week, US energy policy has shifted away from over-hopeful notions of green energy, towards a grimly practical notion of getting shale gas and shale oil into production, to cut costs and bring manufacturing back to US soil. In Britain there are similarities, and in both nations data centers, which make up a small but useful percentage of the economy of both nations, are heavily dependent on these energy policy decisions.

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    9. Learning about energy - in a primary school by Peter Judge

      Learning about energy - in a primary school by Peter Judge

      There’s plenty of energy news this week from governments and giant corporation - but the story that most interested me was from a little school in Wales. This week’s energy news includes the possibility of a green tax from Washington, a budget statement in the UK in which our green tax clings to life, all of which affects the cost of power. There have also been huge orders for solar and fuel cells by Apple, which could help build the market that will re-shape the energy used by data centers.

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    1. Data Center Design:

      Construction, 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.