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HP BladeSystem + Energy Star

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HP BladeSystem + Energy Star

Timo need clarification on the Energy Star rating:




Customer asks Energy Star certification regarding BladeSystem power supplies. If I recall correctly EnergyStar for Blades is still in draft stage.


Am I correct or is EnergyStar for blades already available ?




Vincent replied to Timo:




You are correct:

Salient extract:
Note: In addition to those products that do not meet the computer server definition above, the following product types are explicitly ineligible for ENERGY STAR qualification:

  • Blade Systems including Blade Servers and Blade Chassis

Tier 2 Requirements: Effective October 15, 2010

EPA has commenced the Tier 2 development process, which will include the following tasks:

  • Review all specification elements and criteria for refinements