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July 14, 2009  3:21 PM

IBM has most energy efficient supercomputers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Green computing, Supercomputing

The 5th annual list of the most energy efficient supercomputers was published recently. IBM took the top four spots and 18 out of the top 20. The Green500 list is...

November 14, 2008  9:30 PM

HP’s energy efficiency crusade to control server, data center power

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, HP, HP ProLiant, IBM BladeCenter, LEED, server power consumption, server virtualization, virtual machines

A few Hewlett Packard (HP) executives visited with me yesterday to discuss their Green data center mission - and surprisingly, they admit that it doesn't always mean using HP hardware. They started off our meeting with a discussion about new...

November 6, 2008  9:00 PM

Eight reasons data center managers should thank Wall Street

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
BladeLogic, Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, Database, DataCenter, Green computing, GridApp, IT Asset management, server virtualization

Earlier this week I spoke with Rob Gardos, the CEO of the New York-based IT automation company GridApp Systems, about his paper “Eight Reasons Data Center Managers should thank Wall Street for the Financial Meltdown.” As a reporter, I am...

October 29, 2008  9:02 PM

How Energy Star could slow down Moore’s Law

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter, EPA Energy Star, Green computing, Uptime Institute

The EPA's plan to slap Energy Star stickers on servers could slow down Moore's Law, at least temporarily. I'm talking here about the economic portion of Moore's Law rather than the technological portion. Chips will...

October 28, 2008  3:56 PM

Data Center efficiency tips and tricks from Data Center Decisions

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, IT Asset management, server virtualization, Uptime Institute, Virtualization, x86 server

The overarching theme of the Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago last week was energy; how much data centers use, how much they pay for it, and how much they could be...

October 15, 2008  6:53 PM

Gartner lists 10 most disruptive technologies of 2009

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Blade servers, CIO, cloud computing, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Facebook, Gartner, Green computing, IT Asset management, Virtualization, x86 server

Gartner, Inc. analysts highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2009 during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held in Orlando through...

August 12, 2008  2:40 PM

Is ‘green IT’ really dead?

Posted by: Leah Rosin
data center efficiency, Green computing, server virtualization

An article by Steve Denegri over at Serial Storage Wire, The Data Center’s Green Direction is a Dead End, asks some interesting questions about the “green” movement in IT, and has caused

August 8, 2008  3:16 PM

LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center postmortem

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Green computing, Linux, LinuxWorld, open source, Operating systems, Virtualization

IDG World Expo, which organized the LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo (NGDC) Aug. 4-7, 2008, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, announced the "successful completion of the show" and claimed that...

August 7, 2008  2:53 AM

Data center efficiency advice dispensed at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, IBM, Intel, LinuxWorld

The fun at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center in San Francisco just does not stop.

July 22, 2008  8:17 PM

Supercomputers rank high on energy efficiency list

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Green computing, Green500, IBM Roadrunner, Supercomputing, TOP500

The third edition of the Green500 List includes more supercomputers than ever, showing that high performance can be achieved with power efficiency in mind.The first sustained


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