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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...


January 28, 2009  5:39 PM

More on ASHRAE’s expanded recommended data center temperature, humidity ranges



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling

In a story earlier this week, I reported on the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) TC 9.9 expanding its recommended guidelines for data center temperature...

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January 27, 2009  10:31 PM

Perforated tiles can be your friend — even in the hot aisle



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

With the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers


January 26, 2009  10:17 PM

Data center corrosion: Bring it on?



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

CHICAGO -- Joseph Prisco, an IBM engineer, yesterday told ASHRAE TC 9.9 members that it might be a good idea to start monitoring data center pollution -- particulate and gaseous contamination that could cause IT equipment corrosion. In particular, Prisco...


January 26, 2009  9:37 PM

Raise the data center temperature, but bring your earplugs



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

CHICAGO - The American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has expanded recommended guidelines for ambient data center temperatures, but they're warning that the new range could cause data center noise increases. There has been a lot of talk recently about...


January 23, 2009  3:35 PM

ASHRAE TC 9.9 to tackle data center infrastructure at winter meeting



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

Next week is the annual winter meeting for the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), to be held in Chicago. The group's Technical Committee 9.9 focuses on data centers and has become an industry leader on the subject...


January 9, 2009  9:41 PM

Data Center Pulse uses online tools to build User Group 2.0



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center Jobs

Data Center Pulse, a DIY data center user group that started in November 2008, is poised to become one of the most influential organizations in IT. Founded by Dean Nelson, Senior Director of Global Lab...

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December 19, 2008  8:38 PM

Biggest data center stories of 2008



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter

What were the biggest data center stories of 2008? This list is our top ten: 1. Hot-Cold Aisle Containment: Physically separating the hot and cold aisles in the data center is on every data center manager’s to-do list this year. The top articles on this topic...


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