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Greenpeace Sets Its Sights On Amazon Web Services

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace wants to Amazon Web Services to use renewable energy. Peter Judge thinks it has a fight…

8 years ago

How The Cloud Forced SAP To Go Green

SAP has promised its data centres will be use renewable energy. It's the cloud that forced the change, says Peter…

8 years ago

Data Centre Productivity Will Be Measured In Kittens Per KWh

There's a new measure of data centre efficiency. Peter Judge says it might as well measure kittens per kiloWatt hour

8 years ago

Wearables Need To Be Not Just Smart, But Connected – Intel

Intel expert describes how the physical and digital worlds are coming increasingly closer

8 years ago

Facebook And Ikea Fans Make Flatpack Data Centres

Ikea inspired Facebook's next data centre in Sweden, but Peter Judge says these are not the first flatpack racks

8 years ago

Will Data Centres Take Part In Demand Reduction?

British energy policy is moving towards demand reduction. Peter Judge thinks there may be a way for data centres to…

8 years ago

Flood Apps Won’t Save The World

The government backed Tech City's bid to make helpful flood apps. Peter Judge wants to know - where's the long-term…

8 years ago

Thames Valley Data Centres Escape Floods – For Now

Slough's data centres have kept out of the floods. Peter Judge suggests they think about contributing to flood defences to…

8 years ago

A Bitcoin Rig Is Not A Green Data Centre

No matter how efficient a Bitcoin data centre is,,it's just burning more and more electricity for less and less value,…

8 years ago

EU Carbon Trading Chokes On Data Centre Diesels

Data centres burn almost no diesel, but the EU's carbon trading scheme is taxing them by mistake, says Peter Judge

8 years ago

Microsoft Builds Its Waste-Powered Dream Data Centre

Microsoft's plan for a data centre that makes its own electricity sounded fanciful. Peter Judge is pleased it's becoming reality

8 years ago

Obama Is Not Curbing NSA’s Data Centre Activity

President Obama can't halt the NSA's data collection, even if he wanted to, says Peter Judge

8 years ago

Jimmy Wales To Lead Charity MVNO The People’s Operator

Jimmy Wales targets "viral growth" and US expansion in his role as co-chair

8 years ago

Can We Clean The Blood Off Our Gadgets?

Some people doubt whether Intel can clean bloodstained "conflict minerals" from its supply chain, but Peter Judge applauds it for…

8 years ago

Here’s a Toast To Liquid Cooling!

Liquid cooling dominates the Green500 list - even though it doesn't full measure efficiency, says Peter Judge

8 years ago

Google’s Own-Brand Chips May Not Be ARM-Based

Google is thought to be designing its own ARM chips. Peter Judge says, why not use IBM's Power?

8 years ago

Liquid Cooling – The Gift That Keeps Giving

Besides the obvious benefits, liquid cooling lets you simplify your data centre, says Peter Judge

8 years ago

Does Santa Have a Data Centre In A Box For You?

What's in the package under your Christmas tree? Peter Judge thinks it could be a modular data centre

8 years ago

Does Efficiency Make Any Difference At All?

Cheap efficient data centre just allow us all to consume more, warns Peter Judge

9 years ago

Google And Facebook: Green Goals Clash With Libertarian Leanings

The Internet giants may be cleaning up their energy act, but Peter Judge asks how deep is their care for…

9 years ago

Green Taxes Need To Catch Up With Data Centres

Governents want to use green taxes to regulate emissions - but Peter Judge thinks they don't understand the special role…

9 years ago

Does HPC Need A Different Shade Of Green?

Is high-performance computing (HPC) a special case, or does it have the same efficiency needs as the rest of IT,…

9 years ago

Does The Data Show We Need Green Data Centres?

An efficient data centre is better than an inefficient one, regardless of how you interpret the latest climate data, says…

9 years ago

London Buildings Pack MicroGrids And Death Rays

Adding renewable energy to a building makes sense - but solar power can be dangerous, says Peter Judge

9 years ago

All Is Safely Gathered In At The Green Grid’s Harvest Festival

Peter Judge welcomes the fruits of another year's work on data centre efficiency

9 years ago

eBay Proves On-Site Generation Works

On-site generation could be the way forward for data centres, says Peter Judge

9 years ago

Global Warming And The Denialists Who Won’t Go Away

The scientific evidence for man-made climate change is watertight, says Peter Judge. But that doesn't matter to the denialists

9 years ago

Iceland’s Data Centre Saga: Ready For Live Customer Data?

Iceland's green data centre pioneers can now boast of some big customers, says Peter Judge

9 years ago

Why PC Power Management Is Looking Dimmer

Peter Judge used to think PC power management was the coolest thing in Green IT. Now he isn't so sure

9 years ago

Photonics: A Quantum Leap For Data Centres

Silicon photonics has enabled a public-access quantum computer, says Peter Judge,. It will also reshape the data centre

9 years ago