Intel and HP Discuss Latest in Energy-Efficient Computing

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Energy management and energy efficiency in data centers: Intel and HP are working together to save energy and money while boosting computing performance. The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is one way that Intel and HP are working to create sustainable high-performance technology for the enterprise. How do the energy management capabilities achieved by deploying Intel’s vPro platform contribute to power savings across an entire business? And what should the energy-conscious data center manager consider in trying to implement power savings in the data center? (More information on energy-effient chips related to this week’s announcement from another sponsor of the initiative, Marvell — a chip that actually determines the energy requirements of individual applications.

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  1. December 17th, 2007 at 12:44 | #1

    As someone who works for “the other guys,” it seems this pod cast outlines a very narrow strategy for power management. Processors are certainly the most critical component of a data center, but simply cramming more servers into the data center, as espoused by the “Blade Everything” strategy using proprietary technology, is not always the best move for many companies. Every data center manager is looking to increase processing power in a cost effective way. Consolidation through virtualization is one step — providing the servers are on standardized platforms and can be virtualized in the first place. Next, you have to look at the servers you use. Servers that consume 20% less power are a start. Then you have to look at cooling, air movement and hot spots. We’ve shown that you can reduce cooling costs by as much as 30% with spot cooling, rather than cranking the AC for the entire room down. And there is much more. So if you really want to control power and cooling — today, not in the future — go to Dell.

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