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The New Reality of Balance and Optimization in Planning Green Data Centers

White Paper Published By: HP Data Center
HP Data Center
Published:  Feb 18, 2009
Type:  White Paper
Length:  12 pages

The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.



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