A large IBM green project is designed to deal with the dramatic increase in electricity consumption in computer centers and includes the development of new products and services designed to reduce energy consumption in data processing centers
IBM will invest a billion dollars a year, in all areas of its activity, in order to significantly improve the energy consumption efficiency of computing systems. IBM's new venture includes the development of new products and services designed to reduce energy consumption in data processing centers. IBM's Project Big Green is designed to deal with the dramatic increase in electricity consumption and the associated expenses in computer centers.
The project will be managed with the help of over 850 energy efficiency experts, working in various IBM entities all over the world. According to IBM estimates, the energy savings in a data processing center with an area of 2,500 square meters may reach up to 42% of the annual energy consumption, which means a saving of 7,439 tons in the emission of carbon pollutants into the atmosphere.
Saving energy consumption in data processing centers is becoming a critical issue, as more businesses rely on their information systems to generate business value and build innovative business models. According to data from the research company IDC, for every dollar spent on computer hardware, the organization using these systems will spend 0.5 dollars per year on purchasing energy. During the next four years, this expenditure is expected to grow by 54%.
IBM itself currently operates the largest commercial technological infrastructure in the world, with over 800 square meters of computing centers on six continents. Using new methods, IBM expects to double the computing capacity in its data processing centers over the next three years - without increasing power consumption or carbon pollutant emissions.