Some projections indicate the industry will double in size over the next decade, meaning efforts to mitigate its climate footprint need to accelerate. Absent pressure from governments, it will largely depend on the chipmakers themselves.
Amazon’s accounting of its carbon footprint includes emissions generated by its own offices and data centers, purchased electricity, tailpipe emissions and more. Amazon aims to become a “net zero” emitter of greenhouse gases by 2040.
Andrew Fanara joins DEEP as head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, bringing a world of data center sustainability knowledge from his time at ENERGY STAR.
Today’s more interconnected business world makes infrastructure and cloud outages all the more impactful. Here’s a recap of recent outages and their root causes.
The bill is expected to pass the House later this week and then move to Biden’s desk for his signature. In addition to the semiconductor funding, the legislation includes money for research and workforce training and 5G wireless technology.
Global semiconductor revenue will increase just 7.4% in 2022, the research firm projected in a report Wednesday. That’s roughly half the 14% rate that Garner was predicting three months ago.
The leading maker of memory chips is considering the addition of 11 semiconductor manufacturing plants in Texas.
Both companies cited problems with “cooling systems” for causing the outages. Temperatures topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the UK on Tuesday.
Small data centers in dense urban areas running close to full capacity are most likely to need emergency hosing during a hot spell. Hyperscale data centers run by technology giants often use vast amounts of water.
The move to the cloud is not necessarily a carbon-free transition, which means businesses need to be folding cloud-based emissions into their overall ESG strategy.