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CenturyLink Works with ComEd to Lower Chicago Data Center PUE

Linda Hardesty

ComEd is working with CenturyLink Technology Solutions on a multi-year energy efficiency project that will help the telecommunications company reduce the energy use of its Chicago CH2 data center by 7.4 million kWh annually. The project is part of ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business energy efficiency program, which provides financial incentives and technical assistance   …Continue Reading


Virtus Achieves PUE Below 1.2 at London Data Center

Karen Henry

Virtus Data Centres has deployed Excool’s indirect air-cooling technology at its LONDON2 data center in Hayes. Coupled with Virtus’ energy-efficiency measures, the data center has achieved a site power usage effectiveness (PUE) below 1.2. Using Excool, VIRTUS will be able to minimize the amount of energy required to run its cooling system and maximize the   …Continue Reading


ABB Offers Free Trial of Power Distribution Software for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

ABB released another free trial version of its Decathlon for Data Centers software. The trial version – Preview for Power Distribution – can monitor up to 50 Cyberex Remote Power Panels and ABB’s online three-phase uninterruptable power supply (UPS) units, while the full version of Decathlon for Data Centers can monitor thousands of these devices.   …Continue Reading


Eaton Joins Vblock Systems Technology Partner Program

Linda Hardesty

Eaton’s integrated power management suite is now certified as Vblock Ready through the VCE Technology Alliance Partner program. Eaton can now deliver advanced power monitoring, management and controls for Vblock Systems, which combines computing, network, storage, data protection and virtualization technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware, delivered and supported by VCE as a single product.   …Continue Reading


Google Offers $1M for Small-Scale Power Inverter

Karen Henry

Can you take a big box and shrink it into a little box? That’s the question Google has posed to the engineering masses in its Little Box Challenge. The search engine giant is looking for a better—and smaller—power inverter. Specifically, Google, in conjunction with IEEE, is looking for someone who can build a kW-scale inverter   …Continue Reading


HP Introduces Water-Cooled Supercomputer

Karen Henry

HP has introduced the Apollo 8000, a high-performance server that uses warm-liquid cooling technology. The company is billing the system as the world’s first water-cooled supercomputer with dry-disconnect servers. Because water cooling is 1,000 times more efficient than air cooling, HP said the Apollo 8000 can deliver four times the number of teraflops per square   …Continue Reading


University of Delaware Nixes CHP Data Center Project

Karen Henry

The University of Delaware (UD) has put a halt to a plan to develop a data center on the university’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, after it conducted a study finding that the proposed combined heat and power (CHP) plant for the data center would be too large and emit too much greenhouse   …Continue Reading


PECI Implements Energy Efficiency Programs in the Northeast, Midwest and California

Karen Henry

PECI has secured several contracts in the Northeast, Midwest and California to design and manage energy efficiency programs. PECI is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and creating a sustainable energy economy. For one of its contracts, PECI will complete a two-year grocery retrocommissioning program for a large Midwest utility. This program is designed   …Continue Reading


Evaporative Cooling is Best for Large Data Centers, Says LUX

Linda Hardesty

  With 50 watts of cooling required for each 100 watts of server capacity, the demand for cooling equipment, already at $1 billion per year globally, will grow in lockstep with the growth of data centers – rising over 60 percent in the next five years, according to Lux Research. Globally, data centers already use   …Continue Reading


Datum Achieves ISO 50001 Certification

Linda Hardesty

Datum’s FRN1 data center near London has achieved ISO 50001:2011 accreditation, meeting a comprehensive set of requirements to ensure effective energy management. ISO 50001 builds on Datum’s existing ISO 27001 and 9001 accreditation and PCI DSS compliance. Datum’s accreditation to ISO 50001 is underpinned by an effective energy management system, a continual improvement framework and   …Continue Reading


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