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Iberdrola completes its first three renewable energy projects in South Africa

Iberdrola completes its first three renewable energy projects in South Africa

Iberdrola has completed two wind farms and a photovoltaic power plant in South A...

Former Irish president appointed as special envoy for climate change

Former Irish president appointed as special envoy for climate change

Former Irish President Mary Robinson has been appointed by United Nations Secret...

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

New York-based environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council ha...

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Business

Technology

Patterned silica layer allows solar cell to cool itself

Patterned silica layer allows solar cell to cool itself

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to a solar cell, a team of researchers from Stanford University have improved its ability to tra...

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Politics

Living Green

Recycling for an even greener garden

Recycling for an even greener garden

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

All homeowners are encouraged to recycle wherever possible, whether it’s the packaging that their food comes in, the items they’re thinking about thro...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

How to use eco-financing to create a competitive edge

How to use eco-financing to create a competitive edge

Thursday, 07 August 2014

If you are an entrepreneur, your success lies in adapting your business operation to people’s lifestyles in order to create brand loyalty. One of the ...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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IBM to construct “Green” data center in Syracuse University


The Syracuse University Green Data Center. Image sourced from Syracuse University

Syracuse University and New York State have entered into a multiyear agreement with IBM to build one of the world’s most energy-efficient data centers on the University’s campus.

The center will feature advanced infrastructure and smarter computing technologies to make it one of the most energy-efficient in the world with a projected energy use that is 50% less than a typical data center today.

The $12.4-million, 6,000-square-foot data center will feature its own electrical tri-generation system and incorporate IBM's latest energy-efficient computers and computer-cooling technology. SU will manage and analyze the performance of the center, as well as research and develop new data center energy efficiency analysis and modeling tools. IBM will provide more than $5 million in equipment, design services, and support, which includes supplying the electrical cogeneration equipment and servers such as IBM BladeCenter, IBM Power 575, and IBM z10 systems. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is contributing $2 million to the project.

IBM intends to showcase the data center and its energy-efficient technologies to help clients design new data centers or improve their current operations. Syracuse University will conduct research and analysis of the data center's power and cooling technologies and develop models and simulation tools to monitor, estimate, plan, and control energy use. The center is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.

The project will address a critical concern for modern data centers run by businesses and organizations around the world: ever-spiraling energy consumption and cost driven by growing demand for computer services such as Internet communication, entertainment, global commerce, and services. Data centers in the United States annually consume more than 62 billion kilowatt hours of electricity--equivalent to the amount used by approximately 5.8 million US households--for a total cost of about $4.5 billion. If current trends continue, that usage could double by 2011.


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Katrice R. Jalbuena


Sources:

1 http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27612.wss
2 http://sunews.syr.edu/story_details.cfm?id=6090
3 http://www.syr.edu/

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