IBM to make easier to Monitor Mainframe Energy Consumption

IBM is looking to make it easier to monitor energy consumption within its mainframe computers.Starting Oct. 11, Big Blue is launching a new program—dubbed a "mainframe gauge"—for customers of its System z9 mainframes that will allow them to monitor and collect statistics on the amount of energy their mainframes' systems use in a typical day.The […]

IBM is looking to make it easier to monitor energy consumption within its mainframe computers.

Starting Oct. 11, Big Blue is launching a new program—dubbed a "mainframe gauge"—for customers of its System z9 mainframes that will allow them to monitor and collect statistics on the amount of energy their mainframes' systems use in a typical day.

The Armonk, N.Y., company also will begin collecting and publishing data from approximately 1,000 customers' mainframes in order to better gauge the average numbers of watts a system uses per hour and to offer a better picture of the average watts and kilowatts a computer uses in a given day or week.

All of these efforts fall under IBM's "Project Big Green," which the company first announced May 11 as a $1 billion project that looks to double the computing capacity of its own data centers without increasing power consumption by 2010.

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