The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced that "it has assembled a record number of exhibitors who will showcase solutions for alternative energy and service assurance in the “Green Pavilion” at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® in November in Atlanta, GA
Fuel cells, including those powered by biogas, are a growing part of sustainable ICT infrastructures.
We have been tracking the adoption of the Bloom Energy Server for ICT over the past two years. We've noted Bharti Infratel's use of fuel cells to replace diesel generators at off-grid telecom sites India.
IdaTech is a company whose fuel cells can consume a mix of bio-methanol and de-ionized water. T-Moblie is using the IdaTech fuel cells in California, which has significant incentives for bio-fuel use.
The Green Grid released a survey of data centers' use of economizers, cooling technologies that take advantage of favorable outdoor conditions (air and/or water) to provide partial or full cooling without using a refrigeration cycle. Fifty percent reported that they were already using economizers, but it is not clear that economizer use translates into overall data center energy efficiency.
CME Group Index Services publishes the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Which ICT companies perform best on the 2011 Indexes?
Dell initiated a live Q&A session on Twitter today for ~50 minutes. Its hash tag is #DellCRchat. What issues is this innovative approach raise and how did it work out overall?
Innovative field trials in Afghanistan's war zones could be yielding technologies to provide more reliable and greener power for ICT infrastructures in remote areas and in emergency response situations.
Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps
Here is a summary of studies on the e-delivery of software, movies, music, and books, compared with physical delivery, based on three studies from 2009.
These are reference links to the topics in my Pecha Kucha presentation at Madison's High Tech Happy Hour on 18 Aug 2011.
Vertatique launched in 2007 with a post citing a study about data center energy consumption. A new study shows that while global data center energy consumption has continued to grow, the grow appears to be slowing.
We noted a few years ago that heat has become a limiting factor in processor speed. At the same time, we have been following the trend to use low-power chips originally designed for other applications in everything from more efficient supercomputers to lower power servers. Despite all this, the heat barrier continues to loom for ICT progress. 'Dark silicon' is its latest manifestation.