Commodity Hardware, Part II   Leave a comment

Related to this earlier post:

The EPA recently released a report to Congress “on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency“.

You’ll note the Historical Trends scenario in Figure ES-1 (page 13) showing that if Data Centers continue on “business as usual” power consumption trends for the next four years we’ll hit an annual electricity use of 120+ billion kWh/year.  Yes, that’s 120 billion with a “b”, or about five times the energy consumption required to power data centers in 2000 at the height of the dot-com boom.  Given the fact that electricity costs will be rising, we’re talking some serious motivation to organizations to cut down cluster power consumption per unit of processing power.


Posted August 21, 2007 by padraic2112 in hardware, management, news, tech

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