Greening the Internet: How much CO2 does this article produce?– CNN
Wissner-Gross estimates every second someone spends browsing a simple web site generates roughly 20 milligrams of C02. Whether downloading a song, sending an email or streaming a video, almost every single activity that takes place in the virtual environment has an impact on the real one.
PUE and Marketing Mischief – Data Center Knowledge
The reporting of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has been a hot button issue in the industry for some time. PUE has become established as the leading green data center metric, but its value has become fuzzy due to a disconnect between companies’ desire to market their energy efficiency and the industry’s historic caution about disclosure.
Early users find savings in cloud storage – Computerworld
Cloudize Inc., a collaboration service, uses cloud storage from Nirvanix Inc. in San Diego. The San Francisco-based start-up pays the same rate as Encyclopedia Virginia — 25 cents per gigabyte per month, which Cloudize CEO Edwin Fu says is ideal for planning and budgeting. But he also likes the fact that Nirvanix applies that price to his entire company’s online storage use, instead of charging on a per-user basis.
AMD Dials Down Opteron Power with New Versions – PC Magazine
The new HE chips deliver 18 percent better performance per watt than the standard-wattage version of Istanbul, the underlying processor architecture that forms the foundation for both of the new families of chips.
Video Site Virtualizes I/O, Servers – InformationWeek
Terry said he solved the issue by installing an Xsigo I/O Director, a separate piece of hardware to which the VM’s offload their I/O. It moves video files from storage directly to the appropriate virtual machine, whether it’s a converter system, an editing system, or a player system, depending on the function needed.
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