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2.26.07 Green Grid announces board, releases papers

The Green Grid, a consortium of major computer and power companies dedicated to lowering power consumption in data centers, announced its board of directors today and released three white papers on energy-efficient data centers, CNET News.com reports.

The board is composed of Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Rackable Systems, Spraycool, VWware and American Power Conversion.

The white papers are:

  • "The Green Grid Opportunity," which identifies both short-term and long-term objectives to increase the energy efficiency of datacenters and IT infrastructure equipment.
  • "Guidelines for Energy Efficient Data Centers," which provides a framework for improving the efficiency of both new and existing data centers.
  • "The Green Grid Metrics: Describing Data Center Power Efficiency," which explains the use of the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric, along with its reciprocal the Data Center Efficiency (DCE) metric.