Excellent SunMD Review and Installation Slideshow (and notes)
By pmonday on Apr 18, 2008
I spent part of my morning (so far) reading an interesting and objective review of our SunMD program from The Uptime Institute titled New Product Review: Self Contained Computer Room in a Shipping Container from Sun Microsystems.
The review is quite detailed and definitely worthwhile.
Here is an interesting calculation from the paper:
"At full load, the fans in the Sun MD are estimated [...] to consume 1.2 kW for a hourly saving of 21kW. This equates to an annual energy savings of 184,000 kWh or 130 metric tons of CO2 emissions."
Other high points in the paper include a Q/A with the SunMD engineering team that focuses on the cooling aspects of the unit as well as a data center "Tier" rating that the Uptime Institute uses to rate solutions.
On another fun Friday note, our team recently worked with a customer to put a second SunMD unit in place at their site. As usual, when permitted by the customer, we bring a camera along to record significant details during the installation and bringup of the unit. We received permission from the customer to put the pictures up in a more public place so, here is some fun Friday slide time for you!
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Don't forget, we have multiple SunMD units on tour at the moment. In Europe we are in Madrid, Spain Tuesday April 22nd to Friday April 25th.
In the U.S. we are in Pittsburgh, PA on Monday April 21st and Cleveland, OH on Wednesday April 23rd.
As always, check the Registration and Schedule site for details on how to get involved.
Have a great weekend!