Archive for April, 2009

Tattarillo Award

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 tattarillo
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Tattarillo Award is a national competition aimed to award degree thesis, promoted by Engineering Without Frontiers Florence (ISF, Ingegneria Senza Frontiere di Firenze) and supported by the Environmental Assessorship of Florence Municipal District (Assessorato all’Ambiente del Comune di Firenze). The award was conceived to commemorate Tommaso Fiorentino, a student of Territorial and Environmental Engineering (Ingegneria per l’Ambiente ed il Territorio) at University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze). Tommaso died on November 2003. With the funds collected, ISF Florence created an award to help students who want todeal with developing countries’ problems.

the green grid

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The data center has changed considerably through the decades as the evolution of information technology has enabled it to become the critical nerve center of today’s enterprise. The number of data center facilities has increased over time as business demands increase, and each facility houses a rising amount of more powerful IT equipment. Data center managers around the world are running into limits related to power, cooling, and space – and the rise in demand for the important work of data centers has created a noticeable impact on the world’s power grids. The efficiency of data centers has become an important topic of global discussion among end-users, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies.
When a standard set of measurements are adopted by the industry, it will be easier for end-users to manage their facilities and equipment to achieve optimal energy efficiency. The members of The Green Grid have taken up the challenge of developing standards to measure data center efficiency, which includes both the facility and the IT equipment inside of it.
A link to the website was also added in the blogroll.

smart grid

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

GenitronSviluppo: Smart grid, la rete elettrica intelligente; 7 aprile, 2009
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President Obama has called for the installation of 40 million smart meters and 3,000 miles of transmission lines. That means 2009 could be the year that we finally start seeing real attention being paid to “Power Grid 2.0” — basically turning the electrical grid of the 60s and 70s into a modern network that uses microprocessors and software to work efficiently and to connect to renewable energy generation.

RSS feeds added

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

RSS feeds

A page was added, with RSS feeds from blogs we read, and from which we get some of the informations that we publish on “green pc” alias “IT goes Green”. We’re still developing the script to visualiza feeds; we hope, then, that you’ll be patient while waiting for the page to load. Visualization’s times will be optimized as soon as possible.

IT goes Green @ INDEX:AWARD

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The thesis design IT goes Green, because of which this blog was created, has joined the “INDEX:AWARD, Design to Improve Life” competition. The first results of that research were published on December the 8th, 2008.


Infopoverty World Conference 2009

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

After fifteen years of digital revolution, eight years of Infopoverty World Conference presentations and hundreds of best practices presented, two years of GAID, the international community seems convinced that a strategic and wise use of the ICTs can constitute a crucial element to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
Though, it is becoming more and more evident that most development strategies of the main institutions – within the UN family as well as among NGOs and governmental aids – tend to use traditional approaches that do not sufficiently integrate ICTs in their strategies, or leave them at the margins. Those approaches do not allow the optimization of resources and time, which would be instrumental to achieve expectations in terms of concrete results and lasting changes in the lives of population.