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    • IT Power Management Strategy & Business Case Enterprise Architecture Information Technology Services Saint Louis University
    • Why Look at Power Issues Now?
      • Proactive financial planning : the AmerenIP Illinois rate change story, future energy costs
      • Policy opportunity to define the default power configuration expectations of electronic devices
      • Environmental stewardship and the University Mission
      • Scheduled PC replacement , with HD data cleansing, creates opportunity to phase in new lower-power technology
      • Disposal Initiative already proposed for responsible electronics recycling and disposal
    • Drivers for Computer Power Management Strategy
      • Billiken InfoShield completion: all PCs could now be power-optimized by managed software settings
      • Generational improvements computer hardware (Energy Star advancement)
      • Laptop interest increasing, especially faculty and students
      • Datacenter power load growth, partly from non-enterprise departmental servers
      • Peripherals and electronics default settings offer Energy Star options
      • CRT-based displays seldom purchased now
    • Computer Hardware: Generational improvements
      • Personal Computers could be set to use 70% less energy than current (2002 IT Power Costs spreadsheet)
      • CPUs from Intel and AMD now emphasize “power manageability” ( if configured ! )
      • CPUs sit idle much of the time; new processors can enter “low power” state
      • Sleep instead of “screensavers” = $ savings
      • Managed, automated night shutdown
      • Potential HVAC savings from heat reduction
    • Laptops in Energy Strategy?
      • Lowest power requirements, comparable computing power for most users
      • Built-in LCD monitor
      • Battery backup for brown-outs and outages
      • SLU wireless investments promote productive mobility
      • Discourage Monitors! Power savings , costs if external monitors are used
    • SLU Personal Computers: 5764 Managed PCs by Summer 2007 No Mac Management at this time
    • Potential Savings: Generational Changes in Power Management New Laptops New Desktops 2005 Desktops Assumptions
    • Potential Savings: Generational Changes in Power Management New Laptops New Desktops 2005 Desktops
    • What Will It Take to Do It?
      • Immediate deployment in 800 “shared use” PCs beginning in May
      • IT rollouts of power-optimized new PCs when purchased
      • Limited, clearly defined “exception request” policy for research computers, special needs
      • Community decision on applying power management to existing SLU-owned PCs
      • Adopt specific institutional PC-power goals
      • Consider student computers’ energy use
    • Datacenter Power Strategies & Opportunities
      • IT exploring fewer, but more powerful physical servers hosting multiple “virtual” servers for the future
      • Server “high efficiency” power supplies
      • High-efficiency cooling enclosures
      • Policy needed on criteria for housing non-enterprise servers in Datacenters (unmanaged power growth)
    • Printers, Copiers, Electronics
      • Encourage shared printers/copiers over personal printers
      • Enable “Energy Star” default settings as SLU installation standard
      • Expand “smart” shutdown management tools, such as in classroom presentation systems
    • IT Helping SLU Stay Affordable through Stewardship & Compliance
      • http://energystar.gov/powermanagement
      • http://www.dell.com/html/us/products/optiplex/calculator/index.html
      • http://weblog.infoworld.com/sustainableit/archives/2007/03/ceo_group_makes.html
      • http:// www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid =QCUZQOBD1R3G4QSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=197801530&queryText=green
      Enterprise Architecture, 3/23/07 – John M. Ashby [email_address]