Green Data Centers

Telus Warms Condos With Heat From Its Servers


One of the latest design trends is using waste heat from a data center hot aisle in a district heating system for an office building. Canada’s Telus Corp. provides the latest example of this, tapping waste heat from its data center in Vancouver to power heating and cooling systems of its adjacent $750 million Telus Garden development. Read More

Nydro AS Combines Two Data Center Initiatives in Norway


Two Norwegian companies announced a new entity, Nydro AS, which is the result of the merger of Rjukan Mountain Hall AS and Rjukan Technology Center AS. The new company will create one the largest data center initiatives in Europe, showcasing the benefits of public-private partnerships. Read More

Are Low PUE Ratings Hitting Their Limit?

Jim Smith Digital Realty

The push for data center energy efficiency has become a tale of two PUEs. There’s the exceptional Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) scores being reported by companies like Google and Facebook. But not every facility can emulate Google and Facebook, as Jim Smith of Digital Realty noted in a talk at the 7×24 Exchange.. Read More

Going Modular in Iceland to Slash BMW’s Costs, Carbon


BMW Group says it expects to see dramatic improvements in its energy efficiency and sharp reductions in its carbon emissions by moving 10 clusters of high-performance computing gear from Germany to a Verne Global data center in Iceland that uses free cooling and renewable energy. Read More

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