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by Susan Twombly, Feb. 2009

If energy consumption is eating away at your budget and your peace of mind, here’s something you should know: You don’t have to sacrifice computing performance for energy efficiency. There are ways to drive more performance into a smaller energy footprint. These top tips from HP can show you how.

Analyze and plan your power-saving strategy

Take a first step towards reducing your carbon footprint with HP Energy Efficiency Services. A range of offerings can help you plan a sustainable energy-wise strategy and transition to more energy-efficient data center operations.

Find out how your power usage compares to industry best practices with an HP Energy Efficiency Analysis. This new service provides a thorough assessment of your data center to identify sources of inefficiency and create detailed improvement plans with cost/benefit estimates on the impact of those improvements.

Learn how to put the latest high-density cooling, power and energy-reduction design strategies to work in your new or existing data center with the HP Energy Efficiency Design Service. In addition to helping you balance space, performance and power efficiency, this new service helps you comply with worldwide environmentally accredited standards.

Implement your plan for energy-optimized performance

The energy-saving intelligence built into HP products and solutions can help put your data center energy-reduction strategy to work.

For example, the HP ProLiant BL460c G5 Server Blade is newly redesigned for energy efficiency and power-constrained environments and uses 44 fewer watts per blade. That can save more than 700 watts per enclosure compared to its predecessor – improving energy efficiency by up to 25 percent.1

HP ProLiant DL585 G5 Server ranked #1 in energy-efficient 4P performance on the SPECpower_ssj®2008 benchmark2. This industry-standard benchmark measures power consumption in relation to performance for server-class computers.

Help get the most out of data center energy with an HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure. Enhanced with a new HP 2400W High Efficiency Hot-Plug Power Supply, it allows busy blades to “borrow” power from idle blades. By placing half the power supply in standby, the enclosure can also reduce losses at low loads.

Measure, control and recapture power

Cost and Power Savings Calculator

Find out how HP Thermal Logic Technologies can help you curtail energy usage.

Run your numbers now

HP BladeSystem, ProLiant and Integrity servers leverage HP Thermal Logic Technologies, which combine energy-efficient design with solutions for measuring and controlling power and cooling resources. As a result, you can pack more performance into your data center, while keeping power consumption in check.

For instance, with new HP Dynamic Power Capping software, you can reallocate energy resources by dynamically setting or “capping” the power drawn by servers.

Instead of over-provisioning and wasting power, you can reclaim that energy to increase the number of servers in a rack up to threefold.1

Measure your data center’s power consumption and heat generation to spot potential improvement areas with an HP Thermal Assessment Service.

Consolidate and virtualize for less consumption, more growth

HP is consolidating more than 85 internal IT legacy data centers globally to six next-generation data centers.

» Read about the expected reductions in annual energy consumption.

HP Consolidation Solutions can help you consolidate platforms, applications, network resources and management tools to reduce the number of data centers needed to support the business – decreasing energy consumption, even as demands grow. HP Data Center Consolidation Services can help optimize your consolidation initiative.

Boost energy-efficiency further by pooling and sharing data center resources with HP Virtualization Solutions. By dynamically allocating computing power to when and where it’s needed on demand, virtualization can reduce wasted energy – without sacrificing performance or service levels.

You can jump-start your virtualization journey with an HP Virtualization Accelerator Service.

Step up your efforts

Find out more about how HP energy-efficiency solutions can help you get the better business outcomes you want and the better environmental outcomes you need to reduce your carbon footprint.

(1) HP Performance Engineering Team, 2008 research.

(2) Benchmark results reflect results published on as of January 28, 2009. HP ProLiant DL585 G5 SPECpower_ssj2008 result: 763 overall ssj_ops/watt.

For the latestSPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark results:

SPEC, the SPEC logo, and the benchmark name SPECpower_ssj are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Results stated above reflect results published as of January 28, 2009. For the latest SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark results, visit The SPEC logo is © 2009 Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), reprinted with permission.

Related links:

» HP’s Green Business Technology Initiative
» HP Energy efficiency solutions
» HP Energy efficiency services
» HP ProLiant BL460c G5 Server Blade
» HP ProLiant DL585 G5
» BladeSystem c7000 enclosure
» HP Thermal Logic technologies
» Dynamic Power Capping
» HP Thermal assessment services
» Data center consolidation
» Data center virtualization
» HP Virtualization Accelerator Service.
» HP ENERGY STAR qualified products.
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