July 07, 2022
Presented with AMD
Data centers and technology, in general, have always been seen as, well, energy hogs. Don’t expect that perception to change as power demands will only increase with computational-intensive AI models, power- and bandwidth-hungry Web3 and metaverse-like applications and the cloud — which MIT reports has a greater carbon footprint than the airline industry.
Customers, stakeholders and governments now demand accountability on climate impact, so there’s no shortage of compelling incentives to embrace sustainability.
Tech leaders must work toward energy efficiency to meet regulatory compliance, lower costs, attract and retain customers, and simply do the right thing. There’s no easy path to intelligent sustainability, but in this special report, VentureBeat looks at tools and practices you can use to make it achievable.
— Dan Muse, content director and managing editor
Building a data center is a challenging
mixture of architecture, network science and heat transfer. Many companies are
also asking how they can do a good job on environmental questions.
Ram Peddibhotla, AMD
Because of their size, hyperscale data centers offer advantages of economies of scale and custom engineering over enterprise data centers. Modular data center design offers flexibility by letting customers start smaller and increase in size based on need. This article looks at how those advantages impact sustainability models.
The Green Software Foundation is working to help companies measure the benefits of efficient code and its impact toward sustainability goals.
“The heat produced by data centers can serve as a new resource for an energy cluster, an integrated heating source, or as a source for a steam system, which are all part of local district energy systems.”
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