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Have iPad Traveled  to Japan with Energy Efficiency in Mind

Have iPad Traveled to Japan with Energy Efficiency in Mind

I go to Japan three to five times a year. Every time I go, I take a set of my computing gear, including a PC with a charger and a mouse, two cell phones (one for Japan and the other for the US) with chargers, a digital recorder, a digital camera, and a bunch of [...]

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Putting More Cores to Work in Server Farms

Putting More Cores to Work in Server Farms

EPFL scientists have found that reorganizing the inner architecture of the processors used in massive data processing centers can yield significant energy savings. This is a research from EcoCloud research center, which was founded to pioneer technologies to make cloud computing scalable, cost-effective and sustainable. © 2012 EPFL Streaming data, social networks, online games and [...]

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Canonical/Ubuntu and ARM towards Energy Efficiency

Canonical/Ubuntu and ARM towards Energy Efficiency

Technical guys are hard to understand unless you are one of them. They tend to be happier if technologies are difficult to understand and only they can understand them. I used to belong to that group and was very proud of it. Most technical details are complex and hard to understand, but that was a [...]

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Application of Smartphone Technology to Economic and Environmental Analysis of Building Energy Conservation Strategies

They can help us pass the time, socialize and yes, even work, but can smartphones also help us save the planet? A paper recently published in the International Journal of Sustainable Energy suggests they can. Four researchers from Canada, Patrick Leslie, Joshua M. Pearce, Rob Harrap and Sylvie Daniel, investigated how smartphones could be used [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Pays an Informative Visit to Vantage Data Center

Japan Data Center Council Pays an Informative Visit to Vantage Data Center

The Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators and vendors in Japan with 170 members of various sizes. Because of the scarcity of news about Japanese data centers in English, there is seldom enough information about what Japanese operators consider challenges and new developments in their market. I tried for [...]

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What’s Next with Data Center Energy Efficiency—Facilities or IT?

What’s Next with Data Center Energy Efficiency—Facilities or IT?

What is the next trend in data center energy efficiency? I may be biased because I am more of an ICT guy than a facility guy, when I talk about data centers. Based on my unscientific data, 70%–80% of people who attend a data center conference are facility folks; IT folks are a minority. When [...]

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Eco-Computer With a Natural Wood Look

Eco-Computer With a Natural Wood Look

Surfing for hours on the Internet consumes a lot of electricity and is harmful to the environment. However, a new ecological PC saves energy as it operates: It produces about 70 percent less CO2 than conventional computers. As the first computer of its class, it obtained the “EU Ecolabel,” the environmental label of the European [...]

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Zettaset Enhances Hadoop’s Functionality and Provides Security

Zettaset Enhances Hadoop’s Functionality and Provides Security

One of the interviews I conducted at the recent RSA conference was with Brian Christian, CTO and cofounder of Zettaset. Their PR firm emphasizes the security it provides to Hadoop environments, which is understandable, considering that the RSA conference was all about security. Before getting to the interview, let’s see how Hadoop is doing. The [...]

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Energy Efficiency at Data Centers, Vantage Way

The first of my 2012 interviews is with Greg Ness, Marketing Vice President, Vantage Data Centers. Until I saw him, I did not realize that I often used to read his blog. He also writes on data center and IT infrastructure here. Greg Ness in the lobby of V3 Vantage Data Center. Actually, this is [...]

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SVLG’s Fourth Data Center Energy Efficiency Conference

SVLG’s Fourth Data Center Energy Efficiency Conference

The fourth annual SVLG Data Center Energy Efficiency Conference was held Nov. 18 at IBM Almaden Research Labs in San Jose, CA. SVLG stands for Silicon Valley Leadership Group, whose vision (from its website) is to: Ensure the economic health and a high quality of life in Silicon Valley for our entire community by advocating [...]

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