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Dell hits their green computing benchmark

Dell reported that they have made dramatic progress on one of their green initiatives as their server power supplies now sport 92 percent efficiency when the server is at a 50 percent load.

Dell reported that they have made dramatic progress on one of their green initiatives as their server power supplies now sport 92 percent efficiency when the server is at a 50 percent load. The new power supplies comply with both the "80 Plus Gold" certification as well as the target set by the Climate Savers consortium, a target set for 2009. The next step would seem to be a "miles per gallon" type rating for servers so that consumers can compare the relative power consumption when comparing servers they plan to buy.

Dell Hits Server Efficiency Targets a Year Early (News.com)

This development is good news, particularly in light of a recent study that found that 65% of respondents did not have specific plans for improving power consumption in their data centers. There are already a number of options for reducing computer power consumption, including the EPA's Energy Star program and the ACPI standard for powering down components when they are not in use. According to a whitepaper commissioned by The Register, the top issues driving environmental initiatives were money, regulation, and the reputation of the firm.

Score One for the Do-Gooders. But Now What? (News.com)

Green Computing Can Save Energy — and Save Your Business Money (Asheville Citizen-Times)

We've Harvested Your Green Computing Views (The Register)

Green initiatives are certainly coming to the forefront, with some estimates saying that $7 billion will be spent on clean energy by 2030. Most people are also willing to go green if their employers start such initiatives. Many such programs are quite easy to implement, the EPA has an application available for free that centralizes the implementation of ACPI standards and, though it is barebones and lacks reporting features, works like a charm. Has your company started greening up its IT infrastructure?

3 comments
gjohnson
gjohnson

"the EPA has an application available for free that centralizes the implementation of ACPI" Care to share a link to this? I can find nothing even remotely related on www.epa.org web site.

file
file

ok. heres how it works, first get a male baby gorilla, then tie weights to his hands and feet. make sure to give him plenty of steroids and meth as he grows. be sure to keep him blindfolded too, that way when you slap him randomly he wont know where you are. keep up this activity for the next six years. Then just before the "experiment", give him rabies. allow the rabies to stew for about four days.after the fourth day give your gorilla no less than twenty hits of LSD and four grams of X , then release him onto an elevator. Tell me that wouldnt work. Its perfect, think about it, it tottally runs on gorillas

Andy J. Moon
Andy J. Moon

There are a lot of options for a greener IT infrastructure. Some are free and some cost plenty of money. Have you started implementing green technology?

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