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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


Malaysian Data Center Obtains ISO 50001

Linda Hardesty

Freenet Business Solutions, a data center company in Malaysia, obtained ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System certification. ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management. Freenet, which has three data centers in Malaysia and co-location facilities   …Continue Reading


Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities with IT Equipment

Linda Hardesty

EPA’s Energy Star talks about saving energy in the data center with IT equipment.


UPS Efficiency Yields Big Savings for Data Centers

Karen Henry

GE’s Critical Power business recently released a white paper, “UPS Efficiency—Why Energy Efficiency Numbers Add Up,” which focuses on the benefits of improved data center and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) efficiencies. A conventional double conversion UPS system has a typical power-efficiency rating between 92 and 94 percent, according to the white paper. Switching to the   …Continue Reading


Redox, Trans-Tech Develop Natural Gas Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

To advance its goal of using distributed power for heating and cooling data centers, Microsoft’s Redox Power Systems – a University of Maryland Microsoft Corporation – has teamed with Trans-Tech. The partners are developing transformational natural gas fuel cells through a $5 million cooperative agreement funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)   …Continue Reading


Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities with HVAC

Linda Hardesty

EPA’s Energy Star talks about saving energy in the data center with HVAC.


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