IBM and Syracuse have completed construction of the Green Data Center on the university's campus. The data center will demonstrate new technologies and ways of gaining efficiency for other companies and nations looking to build better data centers.
The project, first announced back in May, will start operations in January. The center is expected to use half the energy of a traditional data center. It will achieve this through incorporating on-site power generation, a unique liquid-cooling system that converts the exhaust heat from the power generator into chilled water that's distributed throughout the racks, the use of DC power, energy-efficient servers and energy management software.
An analysis and design center working in conjunction with the project to research new technology and interpret performance results of the data center will also open in 2010.
The project has acquired an additional $500,000 in funding from the New York State Senate to help with its research.
via Press Release