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Ozone layer on road to recovery – U.N.E.P., W.M.O.

Ozone layer on road to recovery – U.N.E.P., W.M.O.

The ozone layer is on the road to recovery, but unified action is still needed t...

Green vacation: Go on an eco-friendly safari

Green vacation: Go on an eco-friendly safari

The primary goal of modern-day eco-friendly African safaris is to lessen the ove...

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could lose around 2 percent G.D.P. due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could lose around 2 percent G.D.P. due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could be looking at economic losses of around 2 ...

South Asian countries face economic losses due to climate change – A.D.B. report

South Asian countries face economic losses due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Various countries in the South Asian region are looking at significant losses du...

World Bank aids Laos’ hydropower with $40 million in financing

World Bank aids Laos’ hydropower with $40 million in financing

The World Bank Group has inked two agreements for around $40 million in financin...

Vestas, EP Global Energy partner for donor-funded wind farm in Jordan

Vestas, EP Global Energy partner for donor-funded wind farm in Jordan

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and private energy asset developer EP Global En...

World Bank commits $5 billion for African renewable energy projects

World Bank commits $5 billion for African renewable energy projects

The World Bank Group has committed US$5 billion towards supporting energy projec...

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Climate Summit sees intiatives and commitments

Climate Summit sees intiatives and commitments

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Various bodies and entities on the Climate Summit in New York have announced their commitments and initiatives that are aimed at curbing the effects o...

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Living Green

Nineteen easy ways students can help save Mother Earth

Nineteen easy ways students can help save Mother Earth

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Students are young, creative, energetic and outspoken that is why they have the perfect qualities to help save mother earth. They can be great eco-war...

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Renewables

Glennmont begins operations at its Sleaford biomass plant

Glennmont begins operations at its Sleaford biomass plant

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The 38 megawatt Sleaford biomass plant has commenced operations. Glennmont Partners, a leading investment manager dedicated to clean energy in Europe,...

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Low-Carbon

Easy modifications to make your car more efficient

Easy modifications to make your car more efficient

Monday, 22 September 2014

There are plenty of reasons why you might be interested in lowering your car’s emissions. In some states, you may be required to pass a mandatory smog...

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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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