The Green Data Center at Syracuse University will now serve as a living test bed for perfecting even better energy-saving technologies. Look for other data centers following the GDC's lead starting next year. R.C.J.
Seemingly every advanced energy-efficient information technology has already been employed at the recently christened Green Data Center at Syracuse University. Built in partnership with IBM and New York state, the GDC will also serve as a living test bed for perfecting even better energy-saving technologies in the future. Typical data centers use 30 times as much power as an equivalently sized office building, but Syracuse University's new "green" data center requires only about half the power of conventional designs. What's more, besides the advanced electricity generation, heating and cooling systems, everything has a sensor on it and everything can be metered under computer control, making the entire facility available for experimentation in optimization algorithms for even better energy efficiency.
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