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03/31/2015 Self-benchmarking Guide (Datacenters)

This guide describes energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks that can be used to track the performance of and identify potential opportunities to reduce energy use of data center HVAC and electrical systems. This guide is primarily intended for personn

Self-benchmarking Guide
06/28/2010 Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Center Infrastructure: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions

Guide that builds on prior data center benchmarking studies supported by the California energy Commission. Much of the benchmarking data are drawn from the LBNL data center benchmarking database that was developed from these studies.

PDF icon Datacenter Benchmarking Guide
06/21/2004 Server Power Supply Loading Guideline

Presentation on the Server Power Supply Loading Guideline. The purposes of this Guideline is to ensure that the loading for each DC bus for a multi output server power supply is consistent when measuring power supply efficiency and to allow consistency

PDF icon ServerPowerSupply_2004.pdf
04/04/2014 Seventh Floor Data Centers RAY Building, Saint Louis, Missouri: Energy Usage Efficiency Assessment Report

This energy assessment, sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), focuses on two data centers on the seventh floor of the Robert A. Young (RAY) Building.

PDF icon RAY Energy assessment report -Mahdavi-May 2014.pdf
06/01/2017 Shining a Light on Small Data Centers in the U.S.

This report analyzes the  distribution of small data centers across the United States by geographic distribution and by building activity.

Shining a Light on Small Data Centers in the U.S.
07/13/2015 Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG)

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a public policy business trade organization.

SVLG
08/21/2018 Small Data Center Workshop Presentation Slides Featured

Presentation slides from Dale Sartor's Small Data Center Workshop at Energy Exchange on August 20th, 2018.

PDF icon Small_Data_Center_Workshop.pdf
03/27/2017 Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings Featured

The purpose of this brief guide is to present opportunities for small data center owners and operators that generally make sense and do not need expensive assessment and analysis to justify.

PDF icon Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings.pdf
03/29/2017 Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings(Presentation) Featured

Slides from Steve Greenberg's webinar on Saving Energy in Your Small Data Centers.

PDF icon Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings Presentation03292017.pdf
09/28/2017 Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings: an Introduction for Owners and Operators

Webinar features Steve Greenberg, a lead author of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s "Small Data Center Energy Savings Guide,"  who provides actionable guidance to save energy in small data centers (less than 5,000 squa

PDF icon Small Data Center Presentation.928.17.pdf
02/01/2012 Small Server Rooms, Big Energy Savings

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) survey was designed to provide insight into three areas: How much are small and medium-sized companies using energy-saving virtualization and cloud computing?

PDF icon NRDC_ServerRooms2012.pdf
02/25/2016 Status Report on Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers and Developing Core IT Metric to Report Energy Performance of Data Centers

Presentation slides created to gather input on potential IT-specific energy performance metrics for reporting energy performance of data centers from a Core-IT Stakeholder Consultative Working Group in India.

PDF icon India_CoreITgroupPresentation022016.pdf
12/20/2018 Strategies for Thermal Management in Existing Data Centers

Presentation from the one day national workshop on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers,” held in July 2018.

PDF icon Existing Data Centre -Thermal Management-24072018.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
04/15/2015 SVLG Panel on Data Center Cooling

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s):Hydeman, M.

PDF icon SVLG Panel Data Center Cooling_Hydeman 2015.pdf
07/01/2009 Sybase Case Study: Database Technology Company Saves $262,000 Annually

In 2005, Sybase conducted an energy audit that revealed that their data center N+1 cooling capacity was at risk due to the center’s rapid growth.

PDF icon Sybase_Case_Study.pdf
10/01/2012 The Carbon Emissions of Server Computing for Small- to Medium-Sized Organizations

NRDC and WSP Environment & Energy, LLC (WSP) launched this study to uncover the key factors that determine how on-premise and cloud computing compare from a carbon emissions and an energy efficiency perspective.

PDF icon NRDC-WSP Cloud Computing
06/27/2011 The Effect of Data Centre Environment on IT Reliability & Energy Consumption

Presentation from Green Grid covering the following:

PDF icon The Effect of DC Environment on Reliability
05/19/2015 The Emerging Chinese Market for Energy Efficient Data Centers

Presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) webinar, The Emerging Chinese Market for High Performance Data Centers. Webinar sheds light on some of the significant opportunities and challenges for companies that are exploring this market. 

PDF icon China Data Center EE Opportunities 20150519.pdf
12/07/2012 The Energy Efficiency of the Jaguar Supercomputer

The growing energy cost has become a major concern for data centers. The metric, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), has been very successful in driving the energy efficiency of data centers. PUE is not perfect, however.

PDF icon Jaguar Supercomputer
06/01/2013 The Energy Efficiency Potential of Cloud-Based Software: A U.S. Case Study

The energy use of data centers is a topic that has received much attention, given that data centers currently account for 1-2% of global electricity use.

PDF icon US Cloud Potential
07/08/2016 The European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centre

This Code of Conduct is a voluntary initiative aimed to bring interested stakeholders together, including the coordination of other similar activities by manufacturers, vendors, consultants and utilities.

Code of Conduct and related resources
11/13/2018 The Facility Perspective on Liquid Cooling: Experiences and Proposed Open Specification

Slides from the panel discussion at SuperCompute 2018 on experiences with liquid cooling and the proposed open specification.

PDF icon SuperCompute2018 Liq Cool.pdf
The Facility Perspective on Liquid Cooling: Experiences and Proposed Open Specification (PowerPoint Slides)
04/15/2015 The Green Grid Liquid Cooling Work Group

Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. 

Author(s): Lyon, G. (Chair)

PDF icon TGG LCWG SVLG_2015.pdf
12/12/2013 The Green Grid website

The Green Grid Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit, open industry consortium of end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve the resource efficiency of information technology and

The Green Grid

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