Green Data Centers

Red Sky: Supercomputing and Efficiency Meet

Tne Red Sky supercomputer at Sandia National Labs is in the top 10 supercomputers in the world, but is also notable for its energy efficiency, including a claimed PUE of 1.035. The system usesd rear cooling doors from Sun and Emerson that eliminate the need for server fans. Read More

Fortune Gets LEED Gold in San Jose

Fortune Data Centers has earned Gold certification for its San Jose, Calif. data center under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program for energy-efficient buildings. Read More

Data Centers Focus on Greener Power

President Barack Obama tours a solar power generation facility in Florida Wednesday (Photo:WhiteHouse.gov).

With carbon regulation looming on the horizon, companies with extensive data center operations are taking a harder look at the origin of their power, and its implications in a regulated environment. Read More

Google Efficiency Update: PUE of 1.22

This graphic shows the trends in PUE at Google data centers.

Google’s latest quarterly update of the energy efficiency of its data centers showed a slight uptick from the previous quarter, but improvement from the same period last year. The Power Usage Effectiveness for Google’s “fleet” was 1.22 in the third quarter. Read More

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