Google's Green Group Targets Power Supplies

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Another day, another high-profile corporate green computing announcement. Today’s unveiling of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative was jam-packed with A-list industry heavyweights including Google, Intel, Dell, EDS, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, PG&E, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The group’s mission is to “brings together industry, consumers and conservation organizations to significantly increase the energy efficiency of computers and servers.”

The group is focusing on energy-efficient power supplies for home computers and servers, with a target of 90 percent energy efficiency. Google senior vice president of operations Urs H

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.