Video: New Sustainability Metrics Measure Datacenter's Total Impact on the Planet

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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:

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.