30 May '12, 11am

Welcome to the party, HP :-) @ee_times HP variable-power-driven compute containers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Engineers at HP Labs claim they have demonstrated software in a research setting that significantly lowers power consumption for large data centers. The company will test the tools in a full production data center at Hewlett-Packard and work on turning them into products that could ship with HP’s container-class systems. The HP Net-Zero Energy data center techniques cut total power use by 30 percent and reduced use of the utility grid by nearly 80 percent in HP Labs tests. The techniques are implemented in a suite of Linux software tools that run on x86 servers and geared for data centers that use a local renewable energy source in addition to the public grid. The HP software predicts computer and energy demand and supply. It then creates and implements a plan for scheduling workloads aiming to maximize use of the fewest possible servers for the shortest...

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