Enterprise Servers to have Energy Efficiency Rating
Looks like the EPA are going to be mandating energy efficiency stickers on new server gear to make picking a 'green' server easier. Yay, it looks like my new servers will have energy stickers like my fridge :). Anyhow this is set to include a power usage vs performance aspect which is sure to stir up the CPU manufacturers regarding the tests involved.
Full details on monday (US) apparently so we'll have to wait untill then to find out how many more stickers will need to be removed from new servers.
Energy Star server ratings to include power profile | Green Tech - CNET News
The first version of an Energy Star rating for enterprise servers is poised for release on Monday, with about one quarter of available servers expected to meet the standard.
The specification, which has been under development for a few years, is designed to give buyers a starting point for evaluating the energy-efficiency of servers, according to Andrew Fanara, a program manager for Energy Star at the Environmental Protection Agency.
It includes a common "power and performance data sheet" that reports energy data in a common format. Compliant products will also have relatively efficient power supplies, which means they will give off less waste heat.