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    [EN] Data centers are the new polluters


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    Há exatamente 2 anos o New York Times publicou a série The Cloud Factories com extensas matérias sobre o assunto.

    Power, Pollution and the Internet

    Data Barns in a Farm Town, Gobbling Power and Flexing Muscle

    A Dirty Internet - How Data Centers Waste Energy

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    Mas parecia publicidade paga também?

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    Ah!

    Na matéria do NYT, eles alegam que passaram 12 meses investigando o assunto antes de publicar a série. Algum dedinho de relações públicas dos envolvidos acabou tendo mas a iniciativa supostamente foi deles

    Já a reportagem da ComputerWorld é sobre o estudo de uma ONG verdolenga. Logo .... é PR na veia.

    Eu (re)postei os links do NYT como complementação. Pode até ser que a série do NYT de 2011/2012, que repercutiu bastante, incentivou esse estudo mas também pode ter sido o contrário, a ONG ficou batendo zabumba na época, o jornal investigou, e agora realizaram um estudo detalhado. Não li.

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    Mas nem parece ser PR da ong verdolenga. Se vc notar bem na matéria da CW, eles "chegaram à conclusão" velada de que é mais verde e portanto mais trendy colocar os dados compartilhadamente num datacenter comercial específico (HP, Equinix & cia) do que ter seu "próprio datacenter" (server room), pois estatisticamente os maiores sugadores de energia são os server rooms. Parece mais é publicidade paga das grandes de datacenter usando a ong como saco de pancadas...

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    A CW até me pareceu "critica" no trecho que não é reprodução de PR na matéria -- a ong ficou com cara de laranja.

    The paper tallies up the consequences of inattention to data center energy efficiency on a national scale. It was assembled and reviewed with help from several organizations, including Microsoft, Google, Dell, Intel, The Green Grid, Uptime Institute and Facebook -- all of which made "technical and substantial contributions."


    Do citado relatório:

    • Some large server farms operated by well-known Internet brands provide shining example of ultra-efficient data centers. Yet small, medium, and corporate data centers are responsible for the vast majority of data center energy consumption and are generally much less efficient.
    • The largest issues and opportunities for energy savings include the under-utilization of data center equipment and the misalignment of incentives, including in the fast growing multi-tenant data center market segment.
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    Unwanted datacenter searches for a home

    By David Chernicoff


    In these days of communities fighting to win contracts as the site for new major datacenters, offering up all sorts of short-term financial concessions in the hopes of long-term gains it sounds like a winning plan: Build a large data center with its own power generation facility, then bring the benefits of the data center and power facility employment and attraction to other businesses to an economically depressed area that had a large brownfield suitable for repurposing.

    With that frame of reference, it was not surprising that the University of Delaware was a willing partner in The Data Centers, LLC (TDC) plans to do just that on their Newark, DE campus, signing a 75-year lease in 2012 to provide stability for the planned facility. What they didn’t expect was the huge community backlash, not over the data center plan so much as the large power generation facility that would accompany it.

    After more than a year of protests led by local community groups, the University took advantage of the contract wording and cancelled the planned datacenter/power facility combo two months ago. This left TDC, based in West Chester, PA, a suburban community outside of Philadelphia, with plans for a 900,000-square-foot datacenter, a 279 MW powerplant, and no place to build it.

    It now appears that TDC is actively seeking a new location, somewhere within their preferred area of the mid-Atlantic region, where they believe the population and business need for large-scale datacenters is still the most compelling. A story in the Baltimore Sun reports that TDC is looking at locations in six states, including Cecil County, MD, as potential locations for the now cancelled STAR Campus project.

    TDC, which has yet to actually build a data center, believes that the combined data center/power generation facility, where the data center is powered completely by the locally generated LNG power and steam heat, is the wave of the future in power plant construction. But by building a power plant as well as a data center, they find themselves having to deal with two completely different sets of requirements; the issues of data center design and construction, as well as the permitting and licensing required for the building and operation of a power generation facility.

    While data center operators have been able to address the common NIMBY concerns of local citizens by disguising their facilities or pointing out the lack of traffic and external activity once the facility is operational, TDC is going to continue to face the issue of people who don’t want to find themselves suddenly living in proximity to a power plant, with the environmental impact that entails.
    http://www.zdnet.com/unwanted-datace...me-7000033311/

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