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HP BladeSystem + Energy Star

chuckk281
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HP BladeSystem + Energy Star

Timo need clarification on the Energy Star rating:

 

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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 ?

 

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Vincent replied to Timo:

 

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You are correct: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=ent_servers.pr_crit_enterprise_servers

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
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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

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