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CoolEmAll project heats up

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A number of high-profile organisations have announced their support for the European Commission CoolEmAll project.

Leading data centre technology suppliers, design engineers and scientific research organisations have now joined the project’s advisory board, to offer their expertise in green data centres. Members now include CA Technologies, Future Facilities, Norland Managed Services, Carbon3IT, University of Notre Dame, and University of Leeds.

The CoolEmAll project aims to increase understanding about the interaction between IT hardware, software (applications and workloads) and power/cooling systems within data centres. The initiative is developing a number of tools, blueprints, and other resources to help data centre designers, operators, and technology suppliers, to build and run more energy-efficient facilities and equipment.

'This groundswell of support for CoolEmAll is enabling us to undertake R&D using some of the best minds in the industry and a wealth of resources,' said Andrew Donoghue, senior analyst at 451 Research and CoolEmAll consortium spokesperson.

'It is simply impossible for a single vendor or research body to conduct the necessary research on the scale required, but by bringing together all these parties we can achieve our ambitious goals to cut data centre CO2 emissions and costs. These experts will help to ensure that the project delivers tools and research that are commercially and scientifically viable and help to push back frontier of efficient data centre design and operation.'