Power and Cooling

IBM’s Hot-Water Supercomputer Goes Live

IBM has delivered an energy-efficient supercomputer cooled by hot water. The Aquasar cooling system uses water at temperatures of up to 140 degrees, and as a result consumes up to 40 percent less energy than a comparable air-cooled machine. Read More

Emerson Wins Battle for Chloride

Emerson Electric (EMR) appears to have won the bidding war for the UK-based vendor Chloride Group PLC with its revised bid of $1.5 billion, besting a rival offer from ABB. The deal would combine two leading makers of UPS equipment for data centers. Read More

Emerson Makes Higher Bid for Chloride

The bidding war continues for UK critical power equipment vendor Chloride Power. Emerson Electric appears to have seized the upper hand with a revised bid of $1.5 billion, topping a $1.3 billion offer from ABB. Read More

Large UPS Sale for Active Power

Active Power (ACPW) said yesterday that it has received a follow-on multimillion dollar order for its CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems from a major search company, totaling nearly 13 megawatts of total rated UPS capacity. Read More

Energy Star for Data Centers is Launched

Data centers can now earn the Energy Star label seen on TVs, refrigerators and computer monitors. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially launched a program that allows data centers to receive an Energy Star rating based on a PUE score. Read More

ABB Tops Emerson Bid for Chloride

ABB Ltd today made an offer of $1.3 billion for UK-based critical power firm Chloride, topping a $1.1 billion offer made in April by American critical power firm Emerson Electric. The Chloride board has accepted ABB’s 325 pence per share offer. Read More

Best Practices for Data Center Power Systems

This white paper from Schneider Electric describes the challenges that a typical data center presents to the system study engineer, common pitfalls that must be avoided, and how a system study is crucial to the successful performance of a data center power system.
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