HP Developing Green Data Centre Benchmark for Singapore

According to ZDNet Asia, the government in Singapore has commissioned a study designed to interpret the energy consumption and environmental performance of data centres in the US.

The study, appointed by the National Environment Agency will be administered by HP and supported by local ICT regulator the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).

According to ZDNet, the study will analyze the energy usage patterns and operating conditions of data centres, assess existing green data centre metrics and identify areas of standardisation.

HP said that the experts will lead the generation of standards to improve the efficiency of data centres.

The initiative is a part of the Singaporean Governments efforts to promote energy efficiency.

The IDA announced the Green Data Centre Standard in March 2010. They state that they want to work with enterprises to "examine the potential for using Singapore as a living lab to demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of next generation green-enabling ICT technologies which promise to boost efficiency, cut costs and lower emissions."

The Green Data Centre Standard is currently under development by the IT Standards Committee.

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