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Hitachi's CoolCenters50 and Harmonious Green

Hu has something to tell about it:

In September of this year Hitachi ltd, our parent company announced a program in Japan that is known as CoolCenter50 which is targeted at reducing power consumption in their Yokohama and Okayama data center by 50% in 5 years. This effort encompasses all of the groups in Hitachi including, air conditioning, power generation, IT equipment and management software.

In support of this goal, Naoya Takahashi, the Executive General Manager and Vice President of the Information and Telecommunications Group announced last week the Harmonious Green Plan which aims to reduce 330,000 tons of CO2 in the next 5 years through the development of power saving IT products. Dr. Takahashi is the same Takahashi who is credited with the development of the USP storage virtualization platform and its predecessor, the Lightning 9990. So when Takahashi-san states that this is the goal, there is a track record that gives it a great deal of credibility. The amount of reduction is calculated from the predicted CO2 emissions which would have accumulated if Hitachi’s shipping volume of IT products in the fiscal year 2007 remains constant for the next 5 years.


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