ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 25, 2009
today affirmed its support of the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR
servers. As a leading provider of energy-efficient blades and servers,
Dell released details of its first
that meet the new Energy Star specifications.
The U.S. EPA recently released the final version of its Energy Star
specification for servers 1.0.
Dell worked with the EPA to develop the new energy-efficiency
specification for servers, particularly as power consumption has
become a central issue in the data center.
Dell is the first major vendor to certify entire platforms and provide
the flexibility to customers to configure these servers to meet their
exact performance per watt requirements.
Dell PowerEdge R610 and R710 server platforms qualify for the new
Energy Star specification; to learn more about their capabilities, go
To earn the Energy Star label, these Dell PowerEdge servers help
prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting
energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA.
Dell PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers with
Energy Smart Technologies:
Dell builds it PowerEdge servers with a comprehensive, system-wide
approach to balancing performance with energy efficiency by focusing
on design, measurement, control and reporting for energy-efficient
infrastructures that can help reduce total cost of ownership.
Energy Smart architecture offered in 11th generation
Dell PowerEdge servers supports real-time monitoring and control and
uses extensive platform characterization and advanced features such as
Dell’s Active Power Controller to help optimize platform-level
tradeoffs between performance and power consumption.
In 2007, Dell introduced Energy Smart options as a complementary
program to Energy Star to help customers maximize performance per watt
for their particular workload and meet operating expense goals. Dell
PowerEdge servers with Energy Smart technology include:
Dell Energy Smart Power Supplies are engineered to achieve
exceptional efficiency by taking unneeded overhead out of the
server power envelope with options for right-sized or dynamically
provisioned power supplies.
Dell Energy Smart System Design to help lower the overall
system power draw with high-efficiency voltage regulators, greater
venting and airflow, “low-flow” fan technology, advanced resource
management and an extensive collection of thermal sensors.
Dell Active Power Controller (DAPC) can help save money by
lowering the system-level power draw at times of low utilization.
Dell Energy Smart Management includes power capping,
advanced power policies, power scheduling, and device disablement.
High-Efficiency Processors and Memory target exceptional
performance per watt for standards-based servers.
Dell and Energy Star:
Dell has actively participated in the Energy Star program since 1993
and offers a variety of desktop, workstation, laptop, display, TV and
printer configurations that meet applicable EPA requirements for
Energy Star qualification.
Many of the desktop, workstation and portable products designed by
Dell today consume less than five watts in a low-power mode and exceed
the current levels set by the EPA for energy efficiency.
Dell has chosen to default the power management settings to meet the
EPA requirements for Energy Star compliance for OptiPlex™ platforms
that were offered to the public starting in May 2003. For many
computer systems, Dell has also taken the extra step to reduce the
amount of time required by the EPA for Energy Star compliance of 30
minutes of inactivity for the computer to enter the low-power mode to
15 minutes of computer inactivity to save even more energy. This
decision allows our customers the ability to not only save money but
reduce their contribution to air pollution and global warming with the
Energy Star program.