Watch out, Google: This Italian datacentre wants to snatch your efficiency crown (gallery)

Watch out, Google: This Italian datacentre wants to snatch your efficiency crown (gallery)

Summary: Italian oil company ENI has just opened a new datacentre that's aiming to beat Google's PUE record. ZDNet went to take a look.

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  • To make the whole thing more efficient, ENI has also commissioned the development and certification of special uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems which are activated only when needed, in order to achieve maximum efficiency.

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  • If all this will be enough for the top spot in the efficiency rankings is to be seen. "For sure the challenge is exciting and we'll try our best," Mazzarelli said. While to a casual listener, it may seem something of an understatement, for those who can read between the lines, it sounds more like: "Google, watch out."

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Topics: Data Centers, Datacentre Tour, EU

Raffaele Mastrolonardo

About Raffaele Mastrolonardo

Raffaele Mastrolonardo is a journalist and co-founder of effecinque news agency. He has been writing about technology for the past 11 years or so for some of the most important Italian news media.

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    How exactly supply air is cooled to desired 25°С? Do they use chillers / freon air conditioners and mixing chambers for that purpose? And what about humidity? Ferrera Erbognone is located close to the sea – so there should always be enough moisture. But, in winter the humidity will hover around 100%. So how exactly is it controlled? I thought of dehumidifiers, but they are too energy intensive – not good for PUE.
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