John Pflueger, Dell
In 2009, The Green Grid published its first online tools: The free cooling tool and maps for North America, Europe, and Japan. In early 2010, work is nearing completion on additional tools such as the Power Configuration Efficiency Estimator and a PUE Calculation Tool. These projects all address needs in the industry for neutral tools to provide guidance for common decisions faced by data center designers and engineers.
This session will present a brief overview of these tools and other tools available in the industry as background for an interactive discussion on where The Green Grid’s Technical Committee should focus tool-related efforts in 2010. The discussion will include not only facility-related issues, but also how best to provide guidance to individuals and groups responsible for IT decisions that affect power consumption and energy efficiency.