University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support.
Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
The general public is becoming increasingly cynical about the environment claims of businesses and with much bad press around data centers, information technology (IT) is in the front line. But data centers are actually the easiest bit of IT to control and consolidating infrastructure into them can help reduce the overall energy usage of IT and, if used well, IT itself can help businesses reduce their overall carbon footprint.
Studies show that data centers are doubling their total power consumption every 5 years. But have most data centers optimized their energy consumption with the current available solutions? Platform Computing knows there is room in data centers to reduce energy costs by 10-30%. This paper describes strategies for dynamically managing the energy consumption to achieve similar results.
"How to be a Sustainable IT Hero: Building a Business Case for PC Power Management" explains the benefits of implementing a PC Power Management solution, and shows how to avoid the common pitfalls along the way.
In this on-demand webinar, join Eric Pelletier, System Architect with HP Networking, as he discusses how to reduce power consumption as you design your network, buy networking gear, and during network operation.