The IBM Watson/ISS Partnership: The Marriage of Big Data and Building Management Continues

The IBM Watson/ISS Partnership: The Marriage of Big Data and Building Management Continues

There are a number of offerings in the marketplace that do some variation of what IBM Watson and Current are doing: Taking data from sensors in buildings and applying advanced analytics to generate information and insights that can create efficiencies and cut costs. It is important to look at the nature of the vendor as well as its technology.

IBM Tests Heat-Pump Cooling of Data Centers

IBM is working on a data center cooling system dubbed Thrive, which relies on a heat pump. The aim of the Thrive Project is to identify application scenarios for thermally driven heat pumps for heating and cooling in Switzerland. It will also develop heat pump technology with minimal electricity requirements designed for these scenarios, and analyze the impact of the technology on the energy landscape of Switzerland, including a sustainability assessment and benchmarking.

Carnegie Mellon Deploys IBM ‘Smarter Buildings’ System

Carnegie Mellon Deploys IBM ‘Smarter Buildings’ System

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) expects to save about 10 percent on utilities, nearly $2 million annually, when a new IBM “smarter buildings” system is fully deployed across 36 buildings on its Pittsburgh campus. Carnegie Mellon will use the new IBM Building Management Center product delivered … Read more…

IBM Launches Cloud-Based Enterprise-Wide Analytics for Energy Companies

IBM Launches Cloud-Based Enterprise-Wide Analytics for Energy Companies

IBM has launched Insights Foundation for Energy, a cloud-based energy analytics, data management and visualization software platform for energy and utility companies. The platform can be used to get a 360-degree view from the individual transformer level to the entire grid. Securely delivered via the … Read more…

DOE Awards $425M for Supercomputing Technologies

DOE Awards $425M for Supercomputing Technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced two new high performance computing awards. DOE’s Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories will receive $325 million to build two state-of-the-art supercomputers. The joint collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) was established in early … Read more…

Danish Island Serves as Testbed for Integrating Renewables into Grid

The biggest smart grid project in Europe – the EcoGrid pilot – is being conducted on the Danish island of Bornholm. The project is trying to coordinate the fluctuations in the price of electricity with the volume of renewable energy available at five minute intervals, … Read more…

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