Infortrend’s green ESVA attacks the storage virtualisation market – IT-Director.com
The five ESVA systems announced today–three for fibre channel (FC) and two for iSCSI SAN protocols–provide much more functionality while maintaining its green theme. The cabinets come populated with disk drives without the user having a say in which (except by selection of the appropriate model) with RAID 5 or 6 supported. Hardware components are hot-swappable and there is smart drive ‘spin-down’ to save on power consumption and cooling when not in constant use (i.e. especially over night).
DataSlide reinvents hard drive – The Register
Charles Barnes, DataSlide’s CEO, said: “DataSlide’s Massively Parallel architecture with 64 heads per surface could saturate a 32-lane PCI express bus. The Hard Rectangular Drive has the industry reliability and cost advantages of Hard Disk Drives with superior performance and lower power then Solid State Drives.
“The HRD uses over 60 per cent lower power than HDDs and during idle the media has zero power dissipation making it the green storage winner.”
‘Green computing’ project points to potential for energy savings – Indiana University News Room
“This gifted and dedicated team of ‘green IT’ innovators has shown that desktop computer energy use can be cut nearly in half with virtually no impact on the user for a relatively small initial investment,” said Bill Brown, IU Bloomington director of sustainability. “If this can be scaled up to encompass the entire IU computing inventory, the return on investment may have everyone banging on IU’s door to find out how it was accomplished.”
Hypervisor targets embedded multi-core – LinuxDevices.com
The Wind River Hypervisor is designed to enable embedded developers to replace multiple boards or CPUs with a single board or CPU, thereby saving on cost and power consumption, says Wind River. Developers can also use the technology to create devices that leverage multiple OSes, and reduce complexity when integrating multi-core processors.
D-Link Launches New D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch DGS-2208 – Energy Business Review
This second generation release of the D-Link Green switches is part of the D-Link Green technology computing initiative that includes manufacturing environmentally responsible products, ec006F-friendly packaging, optimizing devices for ENERGY STAR compliance, and providing consumer education and recycling programs.