Bush Signs Law to Study Data Center Energy Usage
Robert Mullins writes on ComputerWorld:
President George W. Bush has signed legislation directing the Environmental Protection Agency to study energy use in data centers.More here.
The bill, passed by the Senate on Dec. 8, authorizes the EPA to analyze the growth of energy consumption at data centers. The issue is a growing concern to companies that operate large groups of servers, storage devices and other computer equipment. Many data center operators find that the cost of electricity and air conditioning that keeps servers cool rivals the cost of the servers themselves.