Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is often proposed as a key decision making criterion when comparing data center infrastructure systems. This paper explains how MTBF can be effectively used as one of several factors for specification and selection of systems, by making the assumptions explicit.
Read this paper to learn the ways in which new technologies are impacting power demand patterns, explores the consequences of having too much power capacity or too little and then provides concrete advice on strategies for right-sizing your power systems.
Some of the most useful benchmarks and metrics in evaluating server performance are provided in this article along with descriptions to help IT managers identify the ones that best fit their organization.
IBM can help you evaluate the costs and long-term benefits of your current energy strategy. Start with a basic one-day energy assessment or get a full profile of your data center with IBM Thermal Analysis for High Density Computing.
Power issues in your data center? Running out of floor space in your data center? EnergyCenter provides you with the information you need to make your data center more efficient. Stop guessing and start knowing today.
Lorie Wigle discusses Intel's work through the newly launched initiative to establish innovative energy efficiency and power management targets for the computing industry. Find out how we can make a difference - one computer at a time.
Small data centers and network rooms vary dramatically in the amount of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) runtime deployed. This paper identifies four steps to identifying if a standby generator is required.
Data Center carbon emissions are a growing global concern. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites data centers as a major source of energy consumption in the United States. This paper introduces a simple approach, supported by free web-based tools, for estimating the carbon footprint of a data center anywhere in the world.
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This paper explores the nature of circulating currents in UPS-supplied power systems when solid system grounding is employed and the use of modified-differential ground fault protection to eliminate the effects of these circulating currents.
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