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Rethinking Data Centers from the Ocean Floor Up

Rethinking Data Centers from the Ocean Floor Up

Walter Schaefer, ERS, for Zondits Data centers are great. The servers they contain do much of the computational heavy lifting that makes our smartphones so powerful, allows us to stay connected to email and social media from seemingly anywhere, and facilitates endless Netflix binge-watching. Yet despite all of the wonderful things data centers do for

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Web-Scale Data Operators Trying to Deliver on Carbon-Neutrality Commitments

Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work Data Center Knowledge, July 20, 2015. Image credit: Arthur Caranta Just this month, Facebook announced a 200 MW wind-power contract for its upcoming Texas data center, and Amazon said it had invested in a wind farm of similar capacity in North Carolina to address the energy use of

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Disabling Xbox One’s Instant On Feature Could Save Millions

Xbox One’s Instant On under heat from energy efficiency group The Star, March 30, 2015 Turning off the Xbox One’s Instant On function can provide a near 40% reduction in the console’s annual power consumption, saving up to US$250mil (RM927.56mil) across the US, advises an NRDC report. Microsoft had responded to previous calls for lower

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