IBM's Six Green IT Initiatives Target, Energy Efficiency, GHG Reduction

Tuesday Dec 22nd 2009 by Datamation.com Staff
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Big Blue is determined to position itself as the leader in green IT. These six initiatives help make the case.

eWeek: What is IBM doing to demonstrate that it's the leader in green IT? Here's a look:

1) Green Sigma - IBM has initiated a new industry alliance called "Green Sigma" to monitor and analyze solutions for greener IT.

2) Supercomputer/furnace - The company is building a first-of-its-kind watercooled supercomputer that uses the excess heat it generates to warm office space.

3) Battery research - The search is on for the next generation of rechargeable batteries that will last up to 10 times as long as today's models.

4) Efficient sewage - IBM software is helping San Francisco better manage its wastewater and reduce pollution.

5) Green data centers x 100 - Big Blue just finished outfitting its 100th green data center. This one is located in Columbia County, Georgia.

6) Energy management - IBM's Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management now works with other software packages to help company's better track and control their energy use.

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