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Thermoelectric Groups

International Thermoelectric Society:  http://www.its.org/

Thermoelectric News:

http://www.zts.com/

 

The Learning and Reference section of our site is the place to gain knowledge about the technology we use, its history and the trends in the IT industry relating to energy consumption. There is a tremendous amount of excellent information in these links  from energy related technologies, to green standards, metrics, tools and  educational resources.
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GENERAL REPORTS AND NEWS FROM IT INDUSTRY SOURCES

Green IT Service Market to Grow to $4.8 Billion in 2013: Forrester

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Green-IT/Green-IT-Service-Market-to-Grow-to-48-Billion-in-2013-Forrester-587606/

InformationWeek Analytics: An Inconvenient Data Center

http://www.informationweek.com/news/infrastructure/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212900868

Analytics  Green IT

http://greenit.informationweek.com/

Cisco Subnet Going Green in the Data Center

http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/063009-ch1-going-green-in-the-data-center.html

Emerson Power Energy Logic

http://www.liebert.com/common/ViewDocument.aspx?id=880

NETWORKWORLD compilation of Data Center energy articles

http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2008/ndc1/

Optimizing server energy efficiency

http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid80_gci1348917_mem1,00.html

Gartner Says Users Are Becoming Increasingly Confused About the Issues and Solutions Surrounding Green IT

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=756313

The Wild, Wild Cost Of Data Centers

http://www.cioinsight.com/c/a/Expert-Voices/Wild-Cost-Of-Data-Centers/

The Data Center Journal

http://datacenterjournal.com/index.php

 

Excellent source of information and one of the best locations for a

complete list of green related links across IT sources

 

The Green and Virtual Data Center

 

http://thegreenandvirtualdatacenter.com/interestinglinks.html

 

 

IT AND BUSINESS NEWS SOURCES TO SEARCH FOR GREEN RELATED INFORMATION

http://www.informationweek.com/

http://www.eweek.com/

http://processor.com/

http://www.networkworld.com/

http://fcw.com/articles/2007/08/20/kobuszewski-the-new-green.aspx

http://www.crn.com/index.jhtml;jsessionid=YFNRUAOAI0QLQQSNDLPCKHSCJUNN2JVN

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/

http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid80_gci1340740,00.html#

http://www.businessgreen.com/

http://www.greenbiz.com/

http://greenercomputing.com/

http://www.greenit.net/

http://www.wattwatt.com/

 

Some manufactures sites reviewed for their “green” initiatives, white papers and best practices.

 

These are just the main links, for the specific “green” related links from these manufactures change periodically.

 

http://www.intel.com/index.htm#/en_US_01

http://www.cisco.com/

http://www.ibm.com/us/en/

http://www.hp.com/#Product

http://www.dell.com/

 

 

Legacy data center related articles complied by AMILABS from 2006-2007

http://www.amilabs.com/Thermo/Thermo%20articles.htm

 

 

THEROMOELECTRICS

Early history of Thermoelectrics

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/POWER/thermoelectric/thermoelectric.htm

Thermoelectric effect from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_effect

Thermoelectricity from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectricity

Joule Heating from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joule_heating

Joule’s Law from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joule%27s_laws

Basics of Theromoelectrics from Tellurex

http://www.tellurex.com/pdf/new/Thermo%20Power%20Gen%20FAQ.pdf

Basics of Theromoelectrics from Ferrotec

http://www.ferrotec.com/technology/thermoelectric/thermalRef13/

Basics of Thin Film Thermoelectrics from Nextreme

http://www.nextremethermal.com/media/pdf/whitepapers/Nextreme_Thin_Film.pdf

 

THERMOELECTRICS RELATED

Carnot Cycle Engineers Edge

http://www.engineersedge.com/thermodynamics/carnot_cycle.htm

Heat Transfer/Thermal Conductivity

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatra.html#c2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_conductivity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_transfer

Thermodynamics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamics

NEAL NELSON BENCHMARK LABORATORY

Power Efficiency Test Results for Dual Core Servers

http://www.worlds-fastest.com/wf3200.html

 

 

THERMOELECTRIC MANUFACTURES

Tellurex

http://www.tellurex.com/

Micropelt

http://www.micropelt.com/index.php

Nextreme

http://www.nextremethermal.com/pages/power_gen/power_gen.shtml

Power Chips

http://www.powerchips.gi/index.shtml

Hi-Z Technology, Inc.

http://www.hi-z.com/

Watronix, Inc.

http://www.inbthermoelectric.com/index.html

Marlow Industries, Inc.

http://www.marlow.com/power-generators/

TEG Power

http://www.tegpower.com/

Power Puck

http://www.perpetuapower.com/powerpuck_150.htm#

 

 

THERMOELECTRIC NEWS

International Thermoelectric Society

http://www.its.org/

Thermoelectric News

http://www.zts.com/

Energy Harvesting Journal

http://www.energyharvestingjournal.com/articles/thermoelectric-ambient-energy-harvester-00001437.asp?sessionid=1

MIT

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/thermoelectric-0320.html

PHYSORG

http://www.physorg.com/news152801022.html

Cooling Chips with Thermoelectrics

http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22016/

Paybacks from energy harvesting

http://dataweek.co.za/article.aspx?pklArticleId=5590&pklCategoryId=31

 

 

BOOKS

Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0849322642/104-9096660-6246329?SubscriptionId=1XFK01HK9NZWGPENWGG2

Thermoelectrics: Basic Principles and New Materials Developments

http://www.amazon.com/Thermoelectrics-Basic-Principles-Materials-Developments/dp/354041245X/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b/104-9096660-6246329

Introduction to Thermoelectricity

http://www.springer.com/materials/book/978-3-642-00715-6

 

AMILABS in eWeek

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/Cooling-from-the-Inside-Out/

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY CALCULATORS

APC Energy efficiency and PUE calculator

http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/WTOL-7CMGPL_R2_EN.swf

APC List of calculators

http://www.apc.com/prod_docs/results.cfm?DocType=Trade-Off%20Tool&Query_Type=10

42U – excellelent calculator works with PUE and DCiE

http://www.42u.com/

http://www.42u.com/efficiency/energy-efficiency-calculator.htm

The GreenGrid

http://cooling.thegreengrid.org/calc_index.html

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

http://hightech.lbl.gov/DCTraining/dc.html

Electrical Energy Cost Calculator For Commercial Equipment

http://www.csgnetwork.com/energycostcalc.html

Power Joule - Watt calculator

http://www.mhi-inc.com/Converter/watt_calculator.htm

Generic Electrical Energy Cost Calculator

http://www.csgnetwork.com/elecenergycalcs.html

 

 

 

STANDARDS AND BEST PRACTICES BODIES

The Green Grid

http://www.thegreengrid.com/

EPEAT

http://www.epeat.net/

LEED

http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

RoHS

http://www.rohs.gov.uk/

80 PLUS

http://www.80plus.org/index.htm

GDCM

http://www.gdcm.com/

EPA

http://www.epa.gov/

Site Infrastructure Power Overhead Multiplier(SI-POM)

http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/prod_development/downloads/DC_Energy_Metrics.pdf

EnergyStar Enterprise Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency Initiatives

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=prod_development.server_efficiency

Department of Energy(DOE) Data Center Energy Profiler DC Pro

http://dcpro.ppc.com/DCProDefault.aspx

 

 

ENERGY ECONOMICS

Energy Returned on Energy Invested(EROEI)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EROEI

Net Energy Gain (NEG)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_energy_gain

SPECpower

http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/

Kilowatt hour

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt-hour

US National Energy rates - Electricity

http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelectric.html