(The Hosting News) – As many involved in tech industry already know, power consumption is a big deal when it involves running a data center.
Not only does the amount of power a facility consumes affect costs, it can also determine how well a data center runs.
On Thursday, IT company Fujistu announced that it has invented a new way of testing power consumption.
Basing the technology on thermal flows, the company says the solution can determine such “at calculation speeds over 1,000 times faster than was previously possible.”
That sounds like a pretty big breakthrough.
So exactly what is Fujitsu’s technology based on? The company says it uses computer simulations that take issues such as air conditioning, power supplies, and ICT hardware into account.
Commenting in a press release on the matter, Fujitsu states, “The new technology will make it possible to test the effectiveness of energy-saving measures prior to execution in a running datacenter. This has the potential to significantly reduce the overall power consumption of datacenters.”
In recent years, data center operators have increasingly looked to reduce costs by relying on more energy efficient technologies, mostly pertaining to cooling methods.
Interestingly enough, in May, internet giant Google unveiled a new method of cooling for its Finland data center. For cooling its servers, the facility relies on water from the nearby Baltic Sea.
Meanwhile, Fujitsu says that it will test the solution at its own data centers. For more information on the matter, visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20111013-01.html