Data Center PUE white paper
"Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency" has been released as a white paper.
A white paper entitled "Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency" has been released by 7x24 Exchange, ASHRAE, The Green Grid, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, U.S. Department of Energy Save Energy Now Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program, United States Green Building Council, and Uptime Institute.
The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations on measuring and publishing values for PUE at dedicated data center facilities. These recommendations represent the collective work of a task force representing the above groups.
The recommendations are prepared in accordance with the guiding principles. The task force continues to work towards a Version 2 document, which will provide corresponding guidance for mixed-use buildings.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.