Google Funds ‘Radical’ Efficiency Research – Data Center Knowledge
The team will explore ways to create low power modes in servers, allowing parts of the computer to be turned off while other parts remain accessible. The goal is to allow less active servers to move their processing loads to other servers and essentially go to sleep. But information on the sleeping servers’ memories must still be instantly accessible.
The new cooling system, which Hurricane has also installed in its original data center, uses a significantly more energy-efficient approach to cooling, compared to employing constantly spinning fans that push artificially chilled air up from the floor…
The building sits in a blustery and chilly area about eight miles west of the North Sea in the northeast of England. It is entirely air-cooled: HP has built eight 2.1-meter stainless steel and plastic intake fans to draw cool air.
Perhaps more important, however, is that Verne Global’s data centers will employ 100 percent renewal energy sources and thus have a zero-carbon footprint, he says, adding all energy used at the sites will be geothermal and hydroelectric. Those sources are affordable and accessible, he adds, and the fact that Iceland has a relatively new utility grid means less maintenance and thus lower costs.
Storage Networking Industry Association Opens Data Center in Colorado – Web Host Industry Review
The technology programs housed at the facility are designed for those professionals who manage data center storage operations and develop storage products and technologies, addressing topics such as energy efficiency, storage management, standards conformance, data archiving and cloud computing.