T 006, 28/09/2010 (11:00-12:30)
Data centres can spend less on energy while taking a step towards environmental sustainability.
Data centres have the opportunity to cut their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint through ICT. Indeed, ICT for energy efficiency is the goal of two projects: FIT4Green and GAMES, which are both funded by Cooperation-ICT within FP7. These projects aim to save at least 20% in direct server and network device energy consumption and achieve an additional 30% saving due to reduced cooling requirements. Such savings will be achieved by creating an energy-aware layer of plug-ins to orchestrate the allocation of ICT resources and turn off unused equipment. The target audience includes people who care about the environment, would like to reduce the price of their energy bills and want to find out just how technology can help them.
Web site: http://www.fit4green.eu
Coordinator: Jyrki HUUSKO (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland)
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