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Data Center “X” just announced a 2 MegaWatt expansion to their facility in Northern California. A major increase in data center capacity, and a source of great joy for the company. And the source of potentially 714 additional tons of carbon introduced each month into the environment. Many groups and organizations are gathering to address the need to bring our data centers under control. Some are focused on providing marketing value for their members, most others appear genuinely concerned with the amount of power being consumed within data centers, the amount of carbon being produced by data centers, and the potential for using alternative or clean energy initiatives within data centers. There are stories around which claim the data center industry is actually using up to 5% of power consumed within the United States, which if true, makes this a really important disc... (more)

Sun Announces Availability of x64 Servers and Workstations Powered by Fastest AMD Opteron(TM) Processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations powered by the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron(TM) Model 156, 256 and 856 processors. The faster processor speeds, combined with the inherent performance advantages of Sun's x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems. "Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of all the new single-core... (more)

The Green Grid Addresses Energy Efficiency in Data Centers; Consortium Completes Formation and Calls for Members

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, today announced the completion of its formation, membership structure, technical charter, and made available three new white papers. The collective viewpoint of Green Grid members is that energy efficiency in the data center is the most significant issue facing technology providers and their customers today. This situation is not only due to exponential increases in power and cooling costs over the past few ye... (more)

365 Main Joins The Green Grid to Advance Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 365 Main today announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a global nonprofit consortium of technology companies and professionals dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. Formed earlier this year, The Green Grid is committed to driving new user- centric metrics, technology standards and best practices for use by data center managers worldwide. Membership is open to any company developing products and technologies aimed at the data center market, as well as to information technology profe... (more)

Free Emergency Preparedness Guide Helps Public Health Professionals Provide Aid to Migrant Farm Workers

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) released a unique guide today that outlines steps for aiding migrant and seasonal farm workers before, during, and after a natural or man-made disaster. This resource is the first of its kind to provide actionable steps that can be taken by public health professionals to address the specific challenges and needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the event of an emergency. The 40 page guide's planning step... (more)

Everything Channel's CRN Unveils the 2010 Channel Chiefs

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the 2010 CRN Channel Chiefs. The CRN Channel Chiefs are influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. (Logo: ) For the eighth consecutive year the top Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel editorial based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partner... (more)