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Data Center Pulse work showcased at the SVLG Energy Efficiency Summit

September 25, 2009 by  

Web Hosting Tools UNION CITY, CA – Data Center Pulse Inc. (DCP), today announced that it has partnered with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) to participate in the 2009 Data Center Energy Efficiency (DCEE) Summit hosted at the NetApp campus in Sunnyvale, CA on October 15, 2009.

The SVLG 2009 DCEE Summit is based on data center demonstration projects showcasing best practices to achieve energy efficiency. The demonstration projects are hosted and led by end users in their own DC environments. Data Center Pulse is championing two efforts at the summit. The first is the Chill Off 2, the largest and most complex SVLG demonstration project comparing different cooling products. The second is the Data Center Pulse standardized data center stack proposal. This framework will allow all datacenters to be compared regardless of industry, tier level, location or design. “We are looking forward to a lively summit where we can discuss this important work.”, said Graeme Hay Technical Advisory Board Chair and Data Center Pulse founding board member. “Our members have invested significant time and money into these efforts. They are some of the top priorities for Data Center Pulse.”.

In November of 2008, Data Center Pulse started on the Chill Off 2 (CO2), a demonstration project comparing 13 different product solutions and configurations. Products under test include APC, Clustered Systems, IBM, Knuerr, Liebert, Rittal, Sun, and Vette. The Chill Off 2 is an expansion of the first Chill Off which was showcased at the first SVLG Energy Summit in 2008. This years presentation will provide insight into the learnings from this very complicated effort including some intriguing findings and perspectives from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab test engineers and industry leaders . Seven of the 13 test configurations will be completed by the Energy Summit. Final results for CO2 are slated to be published in February 2010.

Join data center pulse leaders as they discuss and debate the data center stack framework proposal. The goal of this session is to show how different industry architectures overlay on the stack. The goal of the stack is to unite end users by providing a standardized method representing all components, dependencies and interworkings that make up the data center machine. End users want to define how they are compared and ultimately how they can comply uniformly with pending effiiency regulations. The stack framework will allow the users to define and direct the standards rather than having them applied to them.

About Data Center Pulse
Data Center Pulse (DCP) is a growing, non-profit, datacenter industry community founded on the principles of sharing best practices amongst its exclusive membership. Founded in late 2008, DCP is quickly becoming an industry nexus for the explosive datacenter industry’s operators and influencers. DCP’s mission is to align end users to share information thereby influencing the industry by defining, adopting and driving best practices and next generation solutions. The DCP members are the individuals that evaluate, recommend and purchase the products and services for the datacenter. They represent billions of dollars of annual purchases that drive the IT economy.

About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 300 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide more than 250,000 local jobs, one of every four private sector jobs in Silicon Valley.

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