IBM Tests Heat-Pump Cooling of Data Centers

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.

Community Microgrids for a Sustainable Future – TEDx Talk

Community Microgrids for a Sustainable Future – TEDx Talk

Dr. Avnaesh Jayantilal talks about the future of microgrids and how they will shape the world economy. Jayantilal joined Alstom Grid in 1999 and is currently Activity Director assisting electric utilities in enhancing grid operations and resiliency, business process optimization and customer satisfaction. Jayantilal is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), and a Member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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