The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Cisco and Google have shared the top spot in Greenpeace's latest Cool IT Leadership rankings. The leaderboard from the advocacy organisation tracks IT companies' efforts to implement environmentally sustainable technologies as well as businesses' political advocacy for eco-friendly policies.
By Rohan Pearce | 26 April, 2013 10:41
Cloud service providers have previously drawn ire from environmentalists for not being transparent when it comes to the energy efficiency of their data centres.
By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2013 11:10
Rising energy costs and increased spending on server hardware could mean more power and cooling strains put on data centre facilities over the next four years, according to an analyst from Gartner.
By Hamish Barwick | 22 March, 2013 12:10
Newly developed algorithms may be the solution to reducing the increasing energy consumption and cost of high performance computing (HPC) networks, according to University of Sydney director of HPC Professor Albert Zomaya.
By Hamish Barwick | 25 February, 2013 13:30
The University of Melbourne has reported an unexpected side benefit from deploying network security — saving money.
By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2012 16:11
Facebook and several of its high-tech partners are rethinking how companies can handle big data with low-cost computing centers.
By Sharon Gaudin | 28 October, 2011 05:44
Since January, David Filas, a data center engineer at Trinity Health, has been running decommissioned servers, networking gear and storage systems in a simple generator shed on the grounds of the healthcare provider's headquarters in Novi, Mich.
By Patrick Thobodeau | 25 October, 2011 00:59
Well, last week's Backspin on Rossi's E-Cat power generator was fun. Between that column and a blog posting I made on the topic over at Forbes, I've had more than 100 comments and an insane number of page views which all goes to show just what a hot topic alternative energy is.
By Mark Gibbs | 24 October, 2011 15:29
After years of failing to get Microsoft to adopt a formal environmental sustainability policy, shareholders seem to have won: Microsoft will now insist its hardware suppliers comply with the company's social responsibility requirements.
By Julie Bort | 14 October, 2011 07:42
How does the federal government go about implementing green IT? According to a report out today from the Government Accountability Office, the feds have adopted a number of practices that are useful not just for government IT but all manner of private and public company IT groups as well. These include everything from dedicated funding for green products, to improved employee training and reducing use of paper.
By Michael Cooney | 09 August, 2011 03:41
Data centers have been using less electricity than you think ... or at least, compared with what they have in the past.
By Jim Duffy | 03 August, 2011 07:25
Set-top boxes supplied by cable companies are likely using more power than desktop and laptop computers, and about 25 per cent of the power used by a two-socket server.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 July, 2011 05:26