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Keynote: We focused on the snake and missed the scorpion - five simple strategies to save billions of watt hours in data centers

Analysis of data center energy efficiency trends over the past decade, supported by detailed power usage data from over 300 data centers, shows that significant improvements have been made. But equally, Uptime Institute’s analysis shows that very substantial energy reduction opportunities remain untapped. While gains in mechanical and electrical efficiency have stalled over the past few years, it remains that over 60% of the power used by IT (“the scorpion”) in data centers is used to process just 7% of the work. But if it is time to pay more attention to the scorpion, operators need to do their analysis carefully: the slowdown in Moore’s law is creating new complications.

This talk will present key trends in the field along with 5 recommended strategies, which if implemented, would slash power bills and CO2, free up capacity, and lead to a fall in demand for cooling and power equipment. It is time to act.

This session took place on July 2, 2020

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Keynote: We focused on the snake and missed the scorpion - five simple strategies to save billions of watt hours in data centers