In this video, Nicolas Dube from the Green Grid describes newly established sustainability metrics for datacenters. Just as Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has become a standard for measuring power efficiency, the new metrics take into account the environmental impact of a datacenter in terms of Energy Reuse Effectiveness (ERE), Water Usage Efficiency (WUE), and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE).
Establishing these metrics is a great step forward, but it is going to take a lot of work to get the results that let us all breathe easier. If you have interest in sustainability, I urge you to attend or send someone from your organization to the following workshops at SC11:
- Workshop: Towards and Beyond Energy Efficiency, Monday, Nov. 14 9:00AM – 5:30PM
- Birds of a Feather: Setting Trends for Energy Efficiency, Tuesday, Nov. 15 12:15PM – 1:15PM
These workshops are hosted by the Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group, They have a number of meetings and webinars scheduled on their site, and you can keep up with it all by joining their Linkedin Group.