Whitehall saves £7 million with greener IT – Computerworld UK
Whitehall has extended the life of PCs, made double-sided printing the default option, made sure computers are turned off at night, increased the reuse of IT equipment and increased server efficiency.
These helped cut the carbon footprint of central government computers by 12,000 tonnes, Smith said, the same as taking 5,000 cars off the road.
Startup builds enterprise class SSDs – The Inquirer
Pliant claims that its 3.5in drives are capable of up to 160,000 input/output operations per second (IOPs), and up to 120,000 for the 2.5in models. This compares with a quoted speed of up to 35,000 IOPs for Intel’s X25-E SSDs.
Windows 7 Cuts Costs 20%, Microsoft Claims – InformationWeek
… based on early user feedback, Windows 7 can save companies $70 to $160 per PC in support costs and up to two hours per machine in support time annually.
Additionally, Windows 7’s energy efficiency means enterprises can save about $50 per PC in annual electricity costs.
IBM, LSI Unveil High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Embedded Processor – eWeek
The 476FP runs at frequencies of more than 1.6GHz and 2.5 Dhrystone MIPS (million instructions per second), which officials said makes its performance twice that of current processing cores being used by OEMs. It also dissipates 1.6 watts, making it among the most energy efficient embedded processor cores.
UB Submits Plan to Reach Carbon Neutrality – University of Buffalo Press Release
Developed by UB’s Environmental Stewardship Committee in partnership with consultants from Ecology & Environment, the plan covers the broadest range of environmental impacts from UB, from the teaching of more courses in sustainability and the funding of a seed program for environmental research to green computing and restrictions on freshman car ownership. The plan recommends that a senior-level sustainability director be hired to coordinate UB’s progress toward climate neutrality.
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