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Green Computing at Scale, from Supermicro

Globally, data centers use between two and four Terawatt Hours (TWh) of electricity per year (about 1 to 3% of global energy use), with an expectation to grow to between 2% and 8% by 2030. Therefore, reducing energy consumption in a data center is both good for the environment and good for business. Lowering a data center's Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) by reducing the computing infrastructure's electricity consumption and the facility consumption for cooling lowers the OPEX and carbon emissions from power generation.

Green computing is about maximizing the performance of a server and a data center while minimizing the environmental impact. Specific actions and purchasing decisions can affect power usage at the server level and the lifecycle of the server, while other actions can reduce the PUE of the data center.

Supermicro is a leader in designing and delivering the components that make up Green computing. Supermicro servers are designed to require less power at a given performance level. This feature is accomplished through a design that shares components when possible. In addition, Supermicro servers are designed so that individual subsystems, such as the CPU, Memory, or storage, can be upgraded without the need to replace the entire chassis. Using this disaggregated design greatly reduces E-waste and lowers costs when acquiring new technology.

Supermicro products reduce power consumption in the following ways:

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Disaggregated Server Architecture

Reduces E-Waste by allowing for subsystem upgrades as technology improves. Minimizing entire server refresh can reduce E-waste by up to XX percent.

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Sharing Resources

Reduces power consumption by sharing fans and power supplies, resulting in a more optimized operation. This can reduce electricity use by an estimated 10%.

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Systems Designed for Free-Air Cooling and Higher Inlet Temperatures

Supermicro servers are designed for maximum airflow, resulting in the CPU's ability to operate at higher temperatures.

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Servers Ready for Liquid Cooling

A wide range of Supermicro servers are ready to be used with liquid cooling, which reduces fan speed, and the need for HVAC, thus reducing PUE. The server's power draw reduction has been shown to be about 10% per server.

Resources

Green Computing: Top Ten Best Practices for a Green Data Center

How to Build and Operate an Energy-Efficient Data Center and Reduce OpEx

Data Centers use a tremendous amount of electricity, contributing to global warming. However, there are a number of actions that data center operators can take to reduce their carbon footprint. From choosing the location of a data center down to the choice of components, these Top 10 Best Practices will result in lower power usage. Read this report to learn some simple steps that can be taken.

Supermicro Products Reduce Environmental Impact

Innovative Server Designs Lower Power Usage and Reduce E-waste

Climate change is affecting billions of people, and the contribution to this phenomenon by greenhouse gasses is well understood. Using finite resources (oil, natural gas, and coal) for electricity generation produces CO2, which traps heat in the earth's atmosphere. Data centers, comprising thousands of servers, are huge electricity consumers. According to a Forbes report, data centers use about 1% of all electricity.

Resource-Saving Architecture @ Fortune 100 Datacenter

Supermicro MicroBlade Powers One of the World's Most Energy Efficient Data Centers with a PUE of 1.06

Taking the We Keep IT Green® mission to the next level, Supermicro’s disaggregated Resource-Saving systems are already deployed in volume at multiple Fortune 100 datacenters.

A Fortune 100 Company has deployed over 50,000 MicroBlade™ disaggregated Intel® Xeon® processor based servers at its Silicon Valley data center, one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers.

Achieving Exceptional TCO Savings with 8U SuperBlade®

Reduce Operating Costs With Supermicro Servers

Supermicro high performance, density optimized and energy efficiency blade server solutions can significantly reduce initial capital and operational expenses for many organizations. In particular, Supermicro's new generation SuperBlade® product portfolio has been designed to optimize key components of TCO for today's datacenters, such as free-air cooling, power efficiency, node density and networking management.

Memberships & Compliance
The Green Grid

The Green Grid

To promote better decisions within our customers, Supermicro leaders participate in industry consortia focused on new cooling alternatives including Liquid Cooling. We co-chair the Liquid Cooling Standing Working Group in The Green Grid, the inventors of PUE and many other industry critical metrics and measures. We recently completed an updated Total Cost of Ownership modeling tool for business and financial analysts to evaluate different liquid cooling options.

Lot 9 Compliance

Lot 9 regulations are a new set of product standards that deal with data storage devices such as enterprise-level servers. Learn how Supermicro meets European Union (EU) Eco-design requirements for servers and storage products as part of Lot 9 Compliance.

Videos

Green Computing at Scale

Supermicro continues to lead the market in Green IT innovation. Our Resource-Saving Architecture is designed to reduce the impact of technology on our planet, with modular designs that reduce both TCO and TCE (Total Cost to the Environment).

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Technology & Our Planet

Supermicro continues to lead the market in Green IT innovation. Our Resource-Saving Architecture is designed to reduce the impact of technology on our planet, with modular designs that reduce both TCO and TCE (Total Cost to the Environment).

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Mission: Green Computing (2018)

IT Industry’s responsibility towards a Greener Earth

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Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) – Step Up Tech Declaration

Supermicro has announced at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) – Step Up Tech Declaration, a metric for “Total Cost to the Environment,” for IT leaders to measure their data centers’ environmental impact by urging them to incorporate Resource-Saving technologies into their plans to help the data centers reach an average PUE of 1.30 and reduce their E-waste by 2025.

Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS)and Supermicro's Announcement
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Supermicro Rack Scale Design 2.1

The latest Supermicro Rack Scale Design total solution is the high performance, high density, and disaggregated NVMe storage. The arrival of this innovative technology marks the beginning of a paradigm shift to deploy truly disaggregated resource pools in today’s large scale data centers that will dramatically improve data center efficiency, increase utilization and reduce costs.

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