ASHRAE has announced that a proposed energy standard specifically aimed at energy use in data centers and telecommunications buildings is open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, is open for its first public review until March 30, 2015.
Project Delivered 44 Percent Cooling Energy Savings
February 2, 2015
Yahoo was named as winner of the 2014 DataCenter Dynamics North American Award, “Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency,” for its joint data center project with SynapSense®, a Panduit company, that is saving 7.5 million kilowatt hours of energy annually.
Allows Data Center Owners to Simulate Actual Operating Conditions Prior to Installing Servers
December 18, 2014
McKinstry, a design-build-operate-and-maintain firm, and Sabey Data Centers, a leading owner, developer, and operator of data center properties, have partnered to develop a product called the Mobile Commissioning Assistant for data center owners, allowing them to simulate actual operating conditions prior to installing servers.
Improved Energy Efficiency Could Save Over $3 Billion Annually
September 29, 2014
Much of the massive amounts of electricity that America’s data centers use to support our business and online activity is being wasted running computer servers doing little or no work most of the time, according to a report released in August by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Company’s Optimization Solutions Are Uniquely Suited to the Needs of the Data Center Environment
September 5, 2014
Optimum Energy, a provider of data-driven HVAC energy optimization for enterprise facilities, announced it has been named as one of five “Cool Vendors in Data Center Infrastructure Management, Power and Cooling, 2014” in a report by Gartner1 Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company.
Warm Water Prevents Heat Build-up and Saves Energy
July 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that it has won an R&D 100 award, in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), for its HP Apollo Platform for High-Performance Computing.
Proof-of-Concept System Demonstrates the Technology
May 8, 2014
3M has announced the development of a fully functional supercomputer developed in collaboration with Intel and SGI that uses a new two-phase immersion cooling technology from 3M that reduces energy use while increasing supercomputer efficiency.
For This Book, All Previously Published Material Related to PUE Was Consolidated and Augmented
March 11, 2014
Power usage effectiveness (PUE™) has become the industry-preferred and globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers. To provide detailed guidance, ASHRAE and The Green Grid have published PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric.
Joint Solution to Help Bridge the Gap Between IT and Facilities
February 12, 2014
Schneider Electric has announced a collaboration with HP to deliver a joint data center and IT management solution that provides consistent views for both facilities and IT professionals within an organization resulting in increased collaboration and efficiency.
Standard Developed to Recognize the Energy Performance Profiles Unique to Data Centers
December 11, 2013
Because high plug loads and rapidly advancing IT technology make data centers significantly different from commercial buildings, a purposed standard from ASHRAE that specifically addresses the energy requirements of data centers is now open for advisory public review.