How to improve data center energy usage

“Data centers are notoriously energy intensive, but business can take many different measures to reduce such energy usage, including using a containment system, virtualizing servers and storage and simply turning off idle equipment. According to research from the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), data centers already consume more than 3% of the world’s total electricity and…

As concern grows over bitcoin’s energy use, what’s next for cryptocurrency?

“Most anywhere else, his power demand for mining would have gone unnoticed. But Bowman runs Plattsburgh BTC, and the small city in upstate New York has improbably become the front line in a growing energy debate. Here’s the issue: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency begun in 2009 that leverages blockchain technology in order to operate without…

Fact Sheet: Computer Rooms & Data Centers

“The 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards apply to all space conditioning systems serving computer rooms. The Energy Standards define a computer room as: “A room within a building whose primary function is to house electronic equipment and that has a design equipment power density exceeding 20 watts/ft2 (215 watts/m²) of conditioned floor area.” When the…
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