DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 15, 2011 – It might not escape unnoticed that power consumption is a big challenge when it involves running a data center. Not only does the amount of power a facility consumes affect costs, it can also determine how well a data center runs.
This week, an IT company Fujistu has announced that it has invented a new way of testing power consumption. The technology is based on thermal flows and the company asserts the solution can determine such “at calculation speeds over 1,000 times faster than was previously possible.”
So really what is the trick? According to the company, the technology acts a simulator, determining what amount of power a data center may consume based on thermal flows. It takes into account such factors as ICT hardware, power supplies, and air conditioning. So far as it stands, that appears to be a big development.
“The new technology will make it possible to test the effectiveness of energy-saving measures prior to execution in a running data center. This has the potential to significantly reduce the overall power consumption of datacenters.” Fujitsu stated in a press release concerning this matter.
Day in day out, data center operators have increasingly looked to reduce costs by relying on more energy efficient technologies, mostly pertaining to cooling methods. In a similar move, early this year internet giant Google unveiled a new method of cooling for its Finland data center. For cooling its servers, the facility relies on water from the nearby Baltic Sea.
In the meantime, Fujitsu says that it will test the solution at its own data centers. As a company, Fujitsu provides services such as managed infrastructure, product support, consulting, and applications.
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