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February, 2009

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February 24, 2009  4:56 PM

Top ten industry demands from Data Center Pulse



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Green data center

A new data center user group, built on Linked-In profiles and spearheaded by executives from Sun Microsystems and VMware, held its first in-person gathering last week at Sun's Santa Clara, Calif. headquarters. Data Center Pulse (DCP) garnered over...

February 23, 2009  8:03 PM

Data center high density vs. low density: Is there a paradox?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling, Data center power

Over at CIO, there is an article about a so-called data center power-density paradox. According to Michael Bullock, the CEO of a data center design consultancy called


February 19, 2009  2:07 PM

Local official wants to build data center powered by methane



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, Green data center

The mayor of Chicopee, Mass., a city of about 60,000 people in the western part of the state, wants to use landfill gases to power a proposed data center in his facility. According to a story in the Springfield Republican on city Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette being


February 18, 2009  6:18 PM

HP only one of big four to be off Uptime’s “Green 100″



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Green data center

Edit: Uptime made a mistake in leaving HP off the list. The corrected Uptime Green 100 list includes them. So I guess they're green after all! I'm working on...


February 13, 2009  10:31 PM

Green Grid Postmortem: Successes and the work ahead



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Green data center, User Groups

This column was contributed by Deborah Grove of Grove Associates. Day one of The Green Grid Technical Forum was largely a brag about how much work was done in 2008, and the...


February 11, 2009  2:41 PM

Measuring data center performance



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, Data center production, Green data center

There has plenty of talk around the green data center and data center energy efficiency, and one of the players has been The Green Grid, a nonprofit group focused on the topic. The Green Grid came out with


February 4, 2009  2:33 PM

Tidbits from The Green Grid Technical Forum



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design, Green data center, Green Grid

The Green Grid Technical Forum continues today in San Jose. Yesterday was for members only; today it's open to anyone. I spoke yesterday to two board members, John  Tuccillo from APC and Mark Monroe from Sun Microsystems. They updated me...


February 2, 2009  7:04 PM

Data center fan efficiency hubbub from ASHRAE



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling

The following is a guest post from Vali Sorell, an associate partner in the critical facilities division at the Syska Hennessy Group. Sorell was a speaker at the ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 sessions in Chicago last week, and had some comments...


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