IBM Says New Modular Data Centers Can Reduce 50%Energy Use

IBM Modular data centerLast year, IBM said that a new modular data center can slash energy use by 50 percent. Below is the actual news about the issue.
“A new IBM modular data center that mimics the power and energy efficiency of IBM’s computing hubs can reduce energy costs by up to 50 percent, the company says.
IBM says it designed the new data center, an expansion of Project Big Green, which the company launched last year, because roughly 60 percent of the capital costs and 50 percent of the operational costs of running a data center are energy related.
This isn’t IBM’s first take on a modular, energy efficient system. Sun has also been working in the modular data center space. It launched Project BlackBox – an energy efficient modular data center with eight racks in a shipping container.
IBM says the data centers are designed to power businesses ranging from large enterprises to small organizations in remote areas and to meet Green Grid’s ratings for energy leadership.
The Enterprise Modular Data Center, the Portable Modular Data Center and the High Density Zone data center are essentially “miniature versions” of IBM’s data centers and mimic the power and energy efficiency of IBM facilities, according to IBM.
Water Cooled Chips
In addition to more energy efficient data center options, IBM scientists have developed water-cooled computer chips that could help cut energy use in the future. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, IBM Researchers have demonstrated a prototype that integrates a water cooling system.
Software
IBM also announced new software for the IBM SAN Volume Controller 4.3 (SVC 4.3), a storage virtualization system that can improve the flexibility and responsiveness of IT infrastructures and reduce requirements for additional physical storage hardware systems.
Financing
Also from IBM: IBM Global Financing announced a financial package for energy efficient IT services, infrastructure and business transformation projects.
Last month, IBM announced “Software for a Greener World,” new energy-management software to help businesses achieve optimize infrastructure, workloads and people for energy efficiency.

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9 Responses to “IBM Says New Modular Data Centers Can Reduce 50%Energy Use”

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  2. Hi Jinny, that good news. When giants in the computing industry take energy conservation issues seriously, it is a welcome step in the right direction. More companies would be prompted to join if not to compete, at least not to be left out. This is good news for all of us, especially those like http://climatarians.org who use technology extensively.

    Thanks IBM!

    Joost Hoogstrate

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