The first was a ComputerWorld article last week about the EPA Study on energy saving opportunities in servers and data centers. Intel has been working closely with the EPA to develop the new data center energy performance rating. About a month ago Intel launched their 5500 series processors and their Data Center Efficiency Challenge.
The second and third items were Forbes.com articles. The first one I actually read about in an archaic media form called a....... "magazine". :) Luckly, there was an online version of the same thing. This article discusses how Intel is spending $7 Billion (with a B) to downsize its chips. I guess there are buildings more expensive than data centers to build! The second article was discussing how well situated Intel is in the current recession. $3.5 Billion in cash, $4.2 Billion in short-term securities, and a gross margin of 46%!
The fourth item is actually how I started this blog post -- The EPA announced their list of the largest green power purchasers in the U.S. and Intel ranked #1! You can find the National Top 50 list here. I also then checked out a 'provider' company that seemed to be used a lot by the top 50 companies - 3Degrees.
Since I am a maps fanatic and like to look at Fortune 500 corporate campuses (from Google Maps) I had an urge to map the top 10 in the EPA's Green Power Purchasers list.
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