"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers

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"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers

U.S. server facilities are riddled with underused machines, report says.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:30pm

In nearly 3 million data centers across the United States, some 12 million machines serve up the emails, web pages, and files we access online every day. They're the repositories of all our computerized information.

 
The high energy demand of those servers is well documented, but up to 30 percent of them are drawing power without actually doing anything.
 
Keywords: Energy | Energy | Energy Efficiency | Environment | National Geographic | Utilities | energy efficiency

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