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Running on backup cooling plant

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

We ran fully on internal mechanical systems last week due to a scheduled central chilled water plant shutdown.  See how ATS3's electrical load jumped up around midnight. What's really strange is the correlated dip in ATS2 and jump for ATS3 on Tuesday.  The dip is about 5 kW (which we think ...

Real time power metering early results

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Now that the electrical metering is in place, we have some early graphs of power use over time: [gallery]

CUIT calculates preliminary PUE

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

PUE = Total Facility Load / IT Load IT Load = 250kW (pp1,2,3,4,5,6,16) + 40kW (pp26,27) = 290kW Total Facility Load (winter w/o chw) = 290kW (IT) + 50kW (ATS2) + 85kW (ATS3 lieberts w/o chw) = 425kW Total Facility Load (w/chw) = 290kW (IT) + ??kW (ATS2) + 50kW (ATS3 lieberts w/chw) ...

NSF Workshop on HPCC Sustainability

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Columbia project team members will be participating in the NSF-sponsored workshop on High Performance Computing Center Sustainability May 3-5 at Cornell Univeristy.

IBM/Syracuse Green Data Center

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The IBM/Syracuse University Green Data Center was the subject of a full page ad in last weeks' NY Times.

Power Metering Update

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Wattnodes for all power panels in CC 200 have been installed and data is being collected by Nagios and Cricket.

Educause Quarterly Issue on Green IT

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Latest EQ Issue is on Green IT

Proposed LEED Criteria for Data Centers

Saturday, July 18th, 2009


DC Pro Tools Updated

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The DC Pro  tools have been updated to include evaluation of air handling and electrical distribution and have lots of good documentation and examples. See:

Wattnode Power Panel Metering Device Chosen by CUIT

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The first Wattnode was installed in Power Panel 2 and connected to a Babel Buster SPX for conversion of MODBUS to SNMP. This device will be tested and installed  in all power panels in our Data Center. Installation will be organized in 4 stages: 7 panels on north wall 10 panels on ...

Green DC Webcast

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Green Data Center Webcast by Julius Neudorfer of NAAT

Raritan PDU chosen for host/outlet level Power Metering

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

The Raritan PDU will allow metering power usage of old servers via SNMP. [caption id="attachment_30" align="alignright" width="225" caption="CUIT selected the Raritan PDU device to monitor server electrical usage"][/caption]

CUIT/NYSERDA Advanced Data Center Pilot Project cited in new book

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Project Press Release issued

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

#2 in the Top 10 ways to cut IT costs

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

2. Use SNMP to track power usage ... IT managers can turn on SNMP polling across various devices, such as light systems, and monitor power usage and thermostat levels without investing in power monitoring tools.... See:

Green Computing Power Index

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

See On the GCPI page, you'll see the HP BL2x220C comes in 4th place, after SiCortex, SGI and IBM Blue Gene/P. The SGI appears to be Intel architecture (Xeon X5472) while the others ahead of the HP are special purpose -- SiCortex Ice9, PowerPC 450. CUIT may  plan on running ...

Power Factor entry on Wikipedia

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

CUIT's "NYSERDA – Advanced Data Center Pilot Project" description

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Advanced Concept Data Center Pilot project will implement selected improvements in the University’s Morningside Data Center while also providing rigorous before-and-after-measurements to assure achievement of anticipated energy savings. NYSERDA has awarded the University a grant which, when matched with ...

HP selected for pilot faculty research cluster

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The proposed HP solution of a blade center chassis c7000 with 16 BL2x220C blades (32 dual-quad core servers) takes 50% of the space and consumes 30% less power than comparable manufacturer's products.