Intel tops green power purchasing list – BusinessGreen.com
Computer chip giant Intel has retained its title as the largest purchaser of renewable energy in the US, topping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest list of green power purchasers after buying more than 1.3 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green energy last year.
According to the quarterly list, which was released yesterday, just under half the electricity Intel uses is generated by wind energy providers PNM and Sterling Planet – equivalent to the annual electricity usage of nearly 130,000 average US homes.
Add Video To Your IP Repertoire – Business Solutions
According to Frank Terence, category manager of vendor management at Ingram Micro, “Some people think IP video conferencing is solely about saving on travel costs, and as soon as energy costs come down, IP video conferencing sales will taper off. The fact is, not everyone has time to hop on a plane to attend a meeting in China or India.” There’s also the green initiative that many companies are embracing, which VARs can help address with IP video conferencing solutions. All these factors make good business sense, but one initially might wonder why traditional video conferencing is waning and IP video conferencing is taking a strong lead.
The audit conducted by Sprint managed to reduce the company’s expenditure by $20 million, by eliminating 127 nonessential applications. The audit also resulted in reclaiming $28 million of company funds by dropping or re-launching 2,239 servers and reclaiming 291,042 gigabytes of storage. This resulted in cutting down on the requirements for expansion and extra storage space and made it unnecessary to bring in new servers.
Fortune Opens Green Data Center in San Jose – Web Host Industry Review
According to Fortune, the company’s PUE of 1.37 at full load is a far better ratio than the industry average data center PUE of 2.0, and better than the EPA’s 2011 target PUE of 1.45 for enterprise-class data centers.
The company estimates that moving IT load from a legacy data center to Fortune’s facility would result in reduced annual electrical consumption of 40 million kWh, enough to fully power 3,800 average US homes and save tenants over $4 million per year in energy costs.
In a State Between Sleep and Awake, PCs Can Save Big on Energy – GreenerComputing
Somewhere between being awake and being asleep, there is a new state — for PCs at least. “Somniloquy,” Latin for “talking in one’s sleep,” is a new architecture developed by a Ph.D. student at U.C. San Diego that can bridge the gap between the energy-efficient but unconnected sleep modes of computers and the high-energy connected active modes.
Somniloquy will allow computers to respond to request for updates, continue downloading files from the internet, remain available for internet communications apps like VoIP or IMing, while saving 90 percent or more of the energy used by active computers.