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12/23/2008 DC Power for Data Centers of the Future

Website that outlines the benefits of using a Direct Current (DC) Power distribution scheme throughout a data center instead of the conventional Alternating Current (AC) power.

Link to DC Power for Data Centers of the Future site
12/01/2008 Verizon - DOE Assessment Identifies 30% Energy Savings for Broadband and Wireless Communication Company

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and utilizing new, energy-saving technologies are principal environmental objectives for Verizon Communications Inc. In 2008, the company participated in a U.S.

PDF icon Verizon Case Study
11/13/2008 Data Center Assessments to Identify Efficiency Opportunities Presentation

Presentation that outlines a number of tools and strategies to aid practitioners in reducing energy consumption in datacenters.

Author(s): Tschudi, B.

PDF icon Datacenter Assessments to Identify Efficiency Opportunities
10/01/2008 DC Power Distribution Cuts Data Center Energy Use

California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER) technical Brief on Direct Current (DC) Power. Author(s): Tschudi, B.

PDF icon DC Power_PIER Brief_2008.pdf
09/01/2008 Lucasfilm - DOE Assessment Evaluates Energy Performance of Largest Computer Network in Entertainment Industry

Populated with high-end servers, the Lucasfilm data center is critical to delivering large volumes of data and high-resolution images to the desktops of graphic artists, game developers, and motion picture directors.

PDF icon sen-lucasfilm.pdf
09/01/2008 Worldwide Electricity Use in Data Centers

This study estimates historical electricity used by data centers worldwide and regionally on the basis of more detailed data than were available for previous assessments, including electricity used by servers, data centern communications, and storage eq

PDF icon Data Center Energy Use 2008
08/01/2008 Data Center Control with Wireless Sensor Technology and Airflow Management

Presentation demonstrating DASH, given at the California Franchise Tax Board.

PDF icon DASH demo Presentation_2009.pdf
06/03/2008 Energy Assessment Worksheets

This worksheet can be used to document metrics, actions and measurements. It is recommended that users first use the DC Pro tool before using this worksheet.

Office spreadsheet icon draft-dcpro.xls
03/01/2008 DC Power for Improved Data Center Efficiency

This report details a demonstration of alternative approaches for delivering power to computational and network equipment in a data center using Direct Current (DC) Power, and comparing its efficiency to the more traditional approach using AC.

PDF icon DC Power Demo_2008.pdf
01/01/2008 Energy Implications of Economizer Use in California Data Centers

In this paper, based on building energy models, we report energy savings for air-side and water-side economizer use in data centers in several climate zones in California.

PDF icon Economizer Use CA_2008pdf.pdf
01/01/2008 Data Center Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Spotlight on LBNL's data centers work. In The Data Center Journal

PDF icon DC Research and LBNL_2008.pdf
01/01/2008 SuperComputers: Super Polluters?

As supercomputing moves into the petaflop era (1015 flops, or FLoating point Operations Per Second), improved energy efficiency and renewable energy sources provide the key to increasing computing power without exacting and undue cost on the environment

PDF icon Super Computing_Data Center Journal.pdf
10/01/2007 Particle concentrations in data centers

Study presents the first published measurements of particle concentrations in operating data centers. Indoor and outdoor particle measurements were taken at eight different sites in northern California for particulate matter 0.3–5.0 mm in diameter.

PDF icon Partical concentations data centers_2007.pdf
08/02/2007 2007 EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency

The United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this report in response to the request from Congress stated in Public Law 109-431.

PDF icon EPA Datacenter Report to Congress
08/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 5 - Case Studies on a Corporate Data Center (No. 22)

Case study of data center located in an office building in Pasadena, California (#22). General recommendations for improving overall data center energy efficiency include improving the lighting control, airflow optimization, control of mechanical system

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 22_2007.pdf
08/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 4 - Case Study on a Computer-testing Center (No. 21)

Case study of data center in multi-story office building in San Jose, California (#21). Since the data center was used only for testing equipment, it was not configured as a critical facility in terms of electrical and cooling supply. General recommenda

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 21_2007.pdf
08/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 2 - Case Studies on Two Co-location Network Data Centers (No. 18 and 19)

Case studies of two data centers within a co-location facility located on the sixth floor of a multi-story building in downtown Los Angeles, California (#18 and #19). General recommendations for improving overall data center energy efficiency include im

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 18&19_2007.pdf
07/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 3 - Case Study on an IT Equipment-testing Center (No. 20)

Case study of data center in multi-story office building in San Jose, California (#20). Since the data center was used only for testing equipment, it was not configured as a critical facility in terms of electrical and cooling supply. General recommenda

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 20_2007.pdf
06/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 1 - Case Studies on Two Co-location Data Centers (No. 16 and 17)

Case studies of data centers located in a four-story building in San Francisco, California (#16 and #17). General recommendations for improving overall energy efficiency of the data centers included improving the design, operation, and control of mechan

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 16&17_2007.pdf
01/03/2007 Data Center Economizer Contamination and Humidity Study

Project measured server equipment exposure to particulate matter in typical California data centers to better understand what level of particle concentration is actually present.

PDF icon PG&E Economizer Contamination_2007.pdf
12/01/2006 Data Center Air Management Report

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate to data center designers and operators the operational and energy benefits of thoughtful and efficient data center air management techniques.

PDF icon DC AIr Management Report_2006.pdf
06/29/2006 ASHRAE Standard Weather Data for Building Design Standards

ASHRAE document that contains the international climate zones.

PDF icon ASHRAEstandardClimateZones2006.pdf
06/01/2006 Best Practices for Data Centers: Lessons Learned from Benchmarking 22 Data Centers

Over the past few years, the authors benchmarked 22 data center buildings. From this effort, we have determined that data centers can be over 40 times as energy intensive as conventional office buildings.

PDF icon Best Practices from Benchmarking 22 Data Centers
05/01/2006 Self Benchmarking Guide for Data Center Energy Performance

Energy benchmarking offers a very effective way to evaluate the performance of a data center facility and compare it to similar facilities.

PDF icon LBNL Datacenter Self-Benchmarking Guide
03/01/2006 Measuring and Managing Data Center Energy Use

This article summarizes best practices developed from an extensive study of energy use in 22 data centers. Author(s): Tschudi, B., E. Mills, S. Greenberg, P. Rumsey

PDF icon Measure_Manage Data Centers_2006.pdf

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