June 2, 2009, 2:48 am
Late last week IBM announced it had entered an agreement with Syracuse University to build a new green datacenter through technologies gathered together under its ‚ÄúSmarter Planet‚Äù initiative
IBM, Syracuse University and New York State have entered into a multiyear agreement to build and operate a new computer data center on the University‚Äôs campus that will incorporate advanced infrastructure and smarter computing technologies to make it one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world. The data center is expected to use 50 percent less energy than a typical data center today, making it one of the ‚Äúgreenest‚Äù computer centers in operation.
‚Ä¶The $12.4 million, 6,000-square-foot data center will feature its own electrical tri-generation system and incorporate IBM‚Äôs latest energy-efficient computers and computer-cooling technology. SU will manage and analyze the performance of the center, as well as research and develop new data center energy efficiency analysis and modeling tools. IBM will provide more than $5 million in equipment, design services and support, which includes supplying the electrical cogeneration equipment and servers such as IBM BladeCenter, IBM Power 575 and an IBM z10 systems. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is contributing $2 million to the project…