Tag: Data Center Water
- We are ignoring the true cost of water-guzzling data centres ()
Most data centre owners have received the message about reducing their carbon footprint and the transition to renewable energy. We regularly see new projects announced with net-zero carbon goals. They now need to do something similar for water.
- What is sustainable computing? ()
Sustainable computing concerns the consumption of computing resources in a way that means such usage has a net zero impact on the environment.
- Zero water in our data centers by 2030: mission impossible? ()
My remarks from a panel discussion on data center water consumption: Zero water in our data centers by 2030: mission impossible?
- Data centre water consumption ()
An examination of the water consumption of data centres, the measurement of that consumption, a discussion of the lack of data available to assess water efficiency, and where the industry is going in attempts to reduce future consumption.
- Sustainable computing – where to focus? ()
Progress in renewable energy has pushed IT carbon footprints down, revealing how much more work is needed in manufacturing.
- How much water do data centers use? ()
US data centers are expected to use 660 billion litres of water in 2020. In 2018, Google consumed 15.79bn litres and Microsoft 3.61bn litres, primarily for their data centers. What is this used for and how does it impact the environment?