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HP Labs unveils research for Net Zero-Energy Data Center

HP today announced new research from HP Labs that unveils the architecture for a data center that requires no net energy from traditional power grids,  called the HP Net Zero-Energy Data Center.

 

In a data-driven world, the demand for IT services only continues to grow. These services, which are powered through large computer warehouses known as data centers, run everything from eCommerce and social networking applications to the computers that regulate our mass-transit systems. To power all these services data centers consume massive amounts of energy. As a result, the cost of IT services, and by extension the cost of energy, is prohibitive to widespread adoption globally.

 

The research shows how the architecture, combined with holistic energy-management techniques, enables organizations to cut total power usage by 30 percent, as well as dependence on grid power and costs by more than 80 percent.(1)

 

With today’s announcement, HP reaches another milestone by delivering innovation and research that rethinks conventional business models and creates opportunities to bridge growth with sustainability. 

 

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(1) Based on internal HP testing and calculations in a lab environment, as compared to existing, nonintegrated techniques.

 

Video: HP CEO Meg Whitman reviews 2Q12 earnings and company restructuring with CNBC’s David Faber

Early this morning, Meg Whitman sat down with CNBC for an extended discussion of HP's second quarter earnings report and company restructuring, both of which were announced yesterday.

 

Watch the full thirteen minute video below or on CNBC.com:

 

Uptime Institute Recognizes HP with Green Enterprise IT Award for project in Bangalore, India

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HP has been designated the winner of the prestigious Uptime Institute 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards competition in the IT Retrofit category for HP’s Data Center Transformation (DCT) project in Bangalore, India.

 

As one of India’s largest data centers, measuring 70,000 square feet, the HP Research and Development (R&D) data center is the crucial backbone for the development and testing of product innovations for HP enterprise solutions.

 

Over time as the data center grew to 12,000 servers and storage devices, running cost of the DC was very high and ineffective due to non standard policies, captive power usage, siloed hardware resource pools causing lower resource utilization and frequent DC outages interrupting Innovation.

 

A collaboration between HP Labs’ sustainable research group and the HP Enterprise Group R&D, the DCT project aimed to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure to optimize space, hardware usage and energy consumption has been implemented.


To address the critical energy issue, a 66KV substation was installed onsite to provide uninterrupted power supply. The DCT project used advanced software and sensing technologies to deliver cooling where it is needed most thereby reduce power consumption by 37 percent. Further, a significant hardware consolidation freed up physical space in the data center. Virtualization technologies and cloud services greatly improved efficiency with increased compute capacity as well as achieved higher utilization levels. This project has increased agility in IT services provisioning and transformed the user experience with quick turnaround tools & solutions.

 

The results: savings of almost $20 million and reduction of an estimated 115,105 tons of carbon dioxide emissions during a three-year period for the data center. With an efficient infrastructure, the IT team at HP’s R&D Center could focus on its most important goal of innovation.

 

The DCT project is a premier example of how HP is innovating new technology solutions that enable customers to work while reducing their environmental impact. Click here to read more about another HP sustainable data center in Fort Collins, Colo., which was also honored for its innovations to reduce environmental impact with a Ripple award.

 

The Uptime Institute’s GEIT Awards recognize projects, ideas and products that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT, data centers and beyond. This year more than 100 organizations from 23 countries participated in the GEIT Awards from companies across the globe.

 

HP has been honored at the Uptime Institute Symposium, an influential thought-leadership conference serving the global data center industry, in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 14-17. 

HP Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

HP today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2012.  For the quarter, net revenue of $30.7 billion was down 3% year over year both as reported and when adjusted for the effects of currency.

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Quick reference guide: HP earnings report coming up Wednesday, May 23, 2012

HP (NYSE ticker symbol: HPQ) will present its third quarter earnings results tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, after the market closes at approximately 1pm PT.  We will post links to the news release, financials, and other information as it becomes available here at Data Central and on Twitter and Stocktwits at @hpnews.

 

Our CEO Meg Whitman and CFO Cathie Lesjak will also host a live audio webcast to review HP’s financial results.  The call is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:30 pm PT and will be available at www.hp.com/investor/2012Q2webcast.

 

You’ll also be able to follow the news on our investor relations website and the HP.com newsroom.

 

Related resources:

Recent news highlights: “HP Helps Organizations Enhance Customer Engagement via Social Networks” (4/17/12); “HP Delivers Agility without Compromise with HP Converged Cloud” (4/10/12); "First Looks at HP's Newest Ultrabooks, Powerful Laptops, and More" (5/8/12); “HP Announces Organizational Realignment” (3/21/12)

 

All HPQ SEC filings

 

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