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1. (WO2010085300) APPORTIONING AND REDUCING DATA CENTER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, INCLUDING A CARBON FOOTPRINT
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/085300 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/067789
Publication Date: 29.07.2010 International Filing Date: 11.12.2009
IPC:
G06F 15/16 (2006.01) ,G06K 17/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 17/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 13/14 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15
Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16
Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a programme unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programmes
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
K
RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
17
Methods or arrangements for effecting co-operative working between equipments covered by two or more of main groups G06K1/-G06K15/168
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13
Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
14
Handling requests for interconnection or transfer
Applicants:
MICROSOFT CORPORATION [US/US]; One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-6399, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
MOORE, George, M.; US
Priority Data:
12/358,97423.01.2009US
Title (EN) APPORTIONING AND REDUCING DATA CENTER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, INCLUDING A CARBON FOOTPRINT
(FR) RÉPARTITION ET RÉDUCTION DES IMPACTS ENVIRONNEMENTAUX D'UN CENTRE DE DONNÉES, NOTAMMENT D'UNE EMPREINTE CARBONE
Abstract:
(EN) Determining and apportioning the environmental impacts of a data center provides useful business intelligence for data center consumers. In one embodiment, apportioned carbon footprints are determined by identifying a data center and an application, determining the carbon footprint of a data center, and apportioning the carbon footprint on an application-specific basis. Apportioned carbon footprints are then selectively utilized as disclosed, such as, for example, to selectively adjust data center load. Other embodiments include different environmental impacts, including water consumption.
(FR) L'invention concerne la détermination et la répartition des impacts environnementaux d'un centre de données fournissant une veille commerciale utile pour des consommateurs d'un centre de données. Dans un mode de réalisation, des empreintes carbones réparties sont déterminées en identifiant un centre de données et une application, en déterminant l'empreinte carbone d'un centre de données, et en répartissant l'empreinte carbone sur une base spécifique d'application. Les empreintes carbones réparties sont ensuite sélectivement utilisées comme décrit, tel que par exemple, pour ajuster sélectivement la charge du centre de données. L'invention concerne d'autres modes de réalisation concernant les impacts environnementaux ainsi que la consommation d'eau.
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Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2382552JP2012515973CN102292718RU2011130907KR1020110107347IN4999/CHENP/2011