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Energy Star 3.0 Server Spec to Examine New Tech Trends

It’s no secret that data centers are one of the biggest electricity consumers in the world. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, American businesses use about 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to power data centers for an overall cost of $13 billion. According to an APC whitepaper, electricity makes up about 20 percent of server rack lifetime cost of ownership. New technological developments like Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and general-purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU) have not only changed how quickly servers can operate, but have also made them more efficient. According to ComputerWorld, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies is giving the new technology attention in the upcoming server Energy Star 3.0 specification to help businesses purchase and implement server infrastructure that keeps the electric bill down. The new specification may take a few years to complete. Read More

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