U.S. Report to Congress on Data Centers - VMS

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  1. U.S. Report to Congress on Data Centers

    All,

    On a semi-related note, here is a link to the Aug 2, 2007 report to Congress on the
    projected impact of data centers and future power considerations.

    Very interesting read that really substantiates why so many Customers are now looking
    at Server and Data Center consolidation. It also explains the huge increasein "green"
    or more environmentally friendly data centers.

    http://tinyurl.com/2jz3ft (Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency)
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2jz3ft (preview)

    Here is interesting extract: (pg. 7)
    "Under current efficiency trends, national energy consumption by servers and data centers
    could nearly double again in another five years (i.e., by 2011) to more than 100 billion
    kWh (Figure ES-1), representing a $7.4 billion annual electricity cost. Thepeak load on
    the power grid from these servers and data centers is currently estimated to be
    approximately 7 gigawatts (GW), equivalent to the output of about 15 baseload power
    plants. If current trends continue, this demand would rise to 12 GW by 2011, which would
    require an additional 10 power plants."

    Regards,


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
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  2. Re: U.S. Report to Congress on Data Centers

    Main, Kerry wrote:
    > All,
    >
    > On a semi-related note, here is a link to the Aug 2, 2007 report to
    > Congress on the
    > projected impact of data centers and future power considerations.
    >
    > Very interesting read that really substantiates why so many Customers
    > are now looking
    > at Server and Data Center consolidation. It also explains the huge
    > increase in "green"
    > or more environmentally friendly data centers.
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2jz3ft (Report to Congress on Server and Data
    > Center Energy Efficiency)
    > http://preview.tinyurl.com/2jz3ft (preview)
    >
    > Here is interesting extract: (pg. 7)
    > "Under current efficiency trends, national energy consumption by
    > servers and data centers
    > could nearly double again in another five years (i.e., by 2011) to
    > more than 100 billion
    > kWh (Figure ES-1), representing a $7.4 billion annual electricity
    > cost. The peak load on
    > the power grid from these servers and data centers is currently
    > estimated to be
    > approximately 7 gigawatts (GW), equivalent to the output of about 15
    > baseload power
    > plants. If current trends continue, this demand would rise to 12 GW
    > by 2011, which would
    > require an additional 10 power plants."



    No worries - all that American controlled Iraqi/Iranian/Venezuelan oil will
    power them.

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    base.



  3. Re: U.S. Report to Congress on Data Centers

    On 08/29/07 10:59, John Smith wrote:
    [snip]
    >
    >
    > No worries - all that American controlled Iraqi/Iranian/Venezuelan oil will
    > power them.


    After all, there's a vast swath of the country that believes W
    invaded Iraq just to make his oil buddies rich. Oh, and Haliburton.
    Can't forget Eeeeeevvvviiiiillll Haliburton.

    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

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