Tag Archives: Data Center

Data Center Energy Consumption is 2% of Total US Electricity

Data center energy consumption accounted for 1.3% of all the electricity used in the world in 2010. For the US, data centers accounted for 2% of all electricity which was lower than predicted. That’s according to the research report Worldwide … Continue reading

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PUE Version 2 Improves Green Data Center Measurements

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is the accepted metric for measuring and reporting data center energy performance. But with so much interest in green data centers in recent years there was a need to create greater consistency and clarity in how power usage … Continue reading

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ASHRAE TC 9.9 New Thermal Guidelines for Data Centers

ASHRAE TC 9.9 could not have come at a better time as the dog days of summer have arrived bringing record heat and increased pressure to keep data centers temperature and humidity under control. These conditions challenge goals for GreenIT … Continue reading

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Jealousy and Envy – Day 1 at AFCOM Data Center World Expo

Attending AFCOM Data Center World this year has me ever mindful of my recent post, Beware of the Gadgetista, I fully admit experiencing raw jealousy and envy. It has been a couple of years since my last visit to an AFCOM … Continue reading

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Question: Where does 1 = 2.84?

Answer: In your data center. No, it’s not new math. But, it is the math for PUE and the green data center. Data Center Power When you reduce your server energy consumption by 1 watt you produce a cumulative energy … Continue reading

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