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NGA to optimise power consumption

US: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) selected MiserWare’s Granola Enterprise and Datacenter software to optimise power consumption and costs in facilities and data centres throughout the US. The software will let the agency track energy use and savings across thousands of computers. The software is available to NGA through a strategic partnership between MiserWare and In-Q-Tel, the CIA-owned investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the US intelligence community.
Using Granola, the NGA can save as much as 35 percent of total system energy without ever affecting the computer’s working performance, MiserWare officials said. The software automatically slows down the processor when the workload is low and brings it back up to maximum speed when needed.
The Obama administration spurred agencies to reduce energy consumption and eliminate and consolidate data centres through Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance Executive Order 13514 and the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.
Source: In-Q-Tel