Archive for May, 2009

floating Google

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

US Patent & Trademark Office: Water-Based Data center; August 28th, 2008

ZDNet: Google wins floating data center patent; April 30th, 2009

Google has been awarded a U.S. patent for its floating data centers. The data center could be powered and cooled by the ocean, and these offshore data centers could sit 3 to 7 miles offshore. The search giant filed for a patent in February. The patent outlines a concept that would not only be savvy engineering, but deliver great returns.


Green IT for Dummies

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

HP has launched a limited edition “Green IT for Dummies” book as an introduction to help organizations go green. The guide is intended to give organizations simple and straight-forward ideas on how to reduce the environmental impact of IT systems and harness the power of IT to reduce the wider environmental impacts of climate change in society. The guide, produced independently by research and analysis firm Freeform Dynamics, provides guidance for where to start in greening an organization and maps out a pragmatic, yet comprehensive course of action ranked according to expense and difficulty of implementation.


see also:

Treehugger: Green IT For Dummies book coming soon. But TreeHuggers won’t need it; October 31st, 2008