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September, 2008

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September 26, 2008  2:03 PM

Data center solar power: like a dusty, basement treadmill

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

solarpanels.jpgA colleague sent over a...

September 25, 2008  6:04 PM

Colo wagers on high-density

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

powerloft.JPGThe idea for

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September 19, 2008  3:47 PM

Do you use kw/rack and cfm/kw to determine cooling capacity? Beware

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

A common metric for determining cooling capacity in data centers is kw/rack, or kilowatts per rack, and cfm/kw, or cubic feet per minute per kilowatt. By figuring out how much power your server cabinet is drawing, the logic goes that you'll then know how much cooling you need. From looking...


September 17, 2008  5:12 PM

Air velocity out the back of servers

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Last week I spoke to Sherman Ikemoto from Future Facilities, which sells computational fluid dynamics software for analyzing airflow in data centers. I...


September 11, 2008  8:42 PM

The Google pirates, corporate tax, and ice-side economizers

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Google water based data center

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September 11, 2008  5:41 PM

Green data center roadmap doesn’t have to be confusing

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

I just spotted a press release on a series of new analyst reports from Gartner on Green IT. Gartner says users should focus investments on areas that will provide the most bang for the buck. Unfortunately, their recommendations are vague....


September 10, 2008  5:09 PM

Another drawback to hot/cold aisle containment

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Last week I wrote about the fire code issues around containing your hot and/or cold aisles for energy efficiency benefits. And while I wrote pretty extensively on the issues that can arise, I didn't...


September 3, 2008  4:32 PM

ASHRAE and Green Grid team up to standardize data center energy monitoring protocols

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

I recently spoke with Roger Schmidt, distinguished IBM technologist and past chairman of The American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee 9.9 about ASHRAE's

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September 3, 2008  4:25 PM

New certification from ASHRAE, but does it matter?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, better known in the industry as ASHRAE, has a new certification program focusing on facility operations and performance, something of which data center operators can take...


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