Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Dell Achieves CSCI 80-Plus Gold Certification

Well the race to supply the most energy efficient hardware continues, with Dell the latest to make an announcement.

Just to explain, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) is an organisation started by Google and Intel in 2007. Participants commit to producing products that meet power-efficiency targets and corporate participants commit to purchasing them. The first target was meeting the 2007 Energy Star requirements of 80%+ efficiency of the power supply unit at various output levels. However, the targets were increasingly stringent for the following years, with a target of 90% efficiency by 2010. This is the 80+ Gold level that Dell has achieved for a server power supply a year early. (The company had already received a silver certification for desktop power supplies earlier in June).

It's heartening to see these stringent targets being beaten and shows the extent to which competition is driving the market for more energy efficient systems.

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