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Infographic: Why Green Datacenters Matter

Over at the Intel CSR blog, Lorie Wigle writes that replacing an old server with a more energy efficient design could save up to 1 ton of carbon emissions.

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Intel is also exploring other innovative and eco conscious technologies within its data centers. For example, on its Rio Rancho, New Mexico campus, Intel conducted a pilot program with mineral oil cooling. For an entire year, the Rio Rancho servers were completely submerged in vats of mineral oil, which removed any excess heat and in turn, improved cooling for the entire data center. At first thought, the idea of placing technology equipment in mineral oil sounded pretty strange, but the results quickly changed my mind: The mineral oil cooling allowed us to save 7 percent of the server power by removing the fans, and modeling suggests it could result in a 90 to 95 percent reduction in energy use for the overall data center cooling system.

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Comments

  1. When is InsideHPC app for the iPhone going to be upgraded to fix the “Most Recent” article boxes which are obscured by the black and white Twitter bird wallpaper? None of the titles are readable unless you click on each one. Annoying!!!!

    • I’m sorry you are having trouble, but insideHPC does not have an App for the iPhone.

      Our site is formatted for all mobile devices including iPhone and that is working just fine today on Safari on iPhone.

      If you are using the IOS App called “Instant HPC,” I checked and that is working fine as well.

  2. Green Data Centers matter, a lot! It’s important that all companies take responsibility on the environmental footprint and managing data implies some too. http://www.bell.ca/enterprise/EntPrd_Inf_Landing.page for articles on Green IT

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