SGI announced today that all of its blade servers use 80 Plus certified power supplies. What is 80 Plus? From their web site:
80 PLUS is an innovative, electric utility-funded incentive program to integrate more energy-efficient power supplies into desktop computers and servers.
…80 PLUS now certifies power supply products for high efficiency performance in server applications with the inclusion of a category of testing for Redundant Single Output server power supplies.
As more organizations look for ways to battle soaring energy costs, SGI today announced that all its blade-based servers incorporate 80 PLUS certified power supplies. The certification signifies that all SGI blade servers meet aggressive efficiency and power factor criteria across the full range of operating conditions.
In fact, SGI was the first server manufacturer to ship 80 PLUS certified single-output power supplies for redundant data center applications. SGI Altix 4700 and SGI Altix 450 servers have shipped with 80 PLUS Bronze certified units since January 2007. SGI Altix ICE 8200 has shipped with 80 PLUS Silver certified units since June 2007.