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Datacenter efficiency

Posted by admin on Apr 18th, 2011
2011
Apr 18

I’m glad to see there are more and more trends toward making computing datacenters as power efficient as possible. There are options now for lower power consumption servers, more datacenters are using solar and alternate cooling methods to further reduce their carbon footprint, and then there is Facebooks datacenter – which is described as the most energy efficient in the world. Nice. Here’s a link to more information – Facebook Datacenter.

Is it ignorance or commerce?

Posted by admin on Apr 18th, 2011
2011
Apr 18

Last week at work, someone had put fliers on all of the cars in the parking lot. The fliers were for the 2011 L.A. Earth Fest! After reviewing the card fully, I didn’t see anything about the card being printed on recycled paper, and worst of all it was laminated so it couldn’t be recycled. I will NOT be going to Earth Fest and I would recommend people give them hell over being more about commerce rather than eco. How can an event be “Eco” with eco events when they do things like this:



Laminated Earthfest flier put on cars

No reference to even being printed on recycled paper




How environmentally irresponsible. Contact their sponsors and complain – http://www.earthfestla.org/sponsors.html