Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce Power Efficiency: From The 6600GT To The GTX 760 Ti
When NVIDIA was doing their press briefings for their new Maxwell architecture they frequently talked up its power efficiency and how the power efficiency is four times greater than where it was four years ago with Fermi... But how is Maxwell and NVIDIA's power efficiency compared to hardware from ten years ago?
While few doubt the importance of maximizing the energy efficiency of their corporate data centers, executive vice president of data center technology for Las Vegas-based Switch, Mark Thiele's talk at Interop this week showcased just how much companies might still be missing.
In data center upgrade planning, backup power is often among the last considerations and the first budget item redlined. Many companies purchase an uninterruptible power system (UPS) only as they add equipment -- what we call a segmented approach.
A group of organizations led by The Green Grid has recommended a standard way for data centers to measure their Power Usage Effectiveness, aiming to bring consistency to the metric and make it easier for different facilities to compare their results.
Juniper Networks has unveiled a new network architecture that it promises will greatly improve data centre networking but says even greater efficiency gains will be achieved when it unveils the first of its Stratus products later this year.
Hong Kong based utility CLP Power this afternoon won Gartner’s Green Data Centre Excellence gong, having sliced its IT power demand by 16 per cent, and improved its power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating from 2.31 to 1.8 over the last two years.