This is slowly make its way around the data center industry, so I thought I’d post this here for all to see.
Under funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has released a Notice of Intent for an upcoming cost-shared solicitation that seeks to increase the energy efficiency of server-based telecommunications and data center facilities. ITP plans to release the solicitation in March 2009.
The purpose of the “Information and Communication Facility Energy Efficiency” funding opportunity is to promote R&D of innovative technologies that increase the energy efficiency of server-based information and communication technology (ICT) systems found in the nation’s data centers and in telecommunications central offices. The solicitation seeks proposals for projects that increase the efficiency of IT equipment and software, power systems, and cooling systems. In addition, the solicitation will fund the demonstration and field test of pre-commercial technologies in these areas as well as in distributed generation or alternative power technologies used to power ICT systems.
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