A single tweet in May 2021 brought unprecedented public attention to a relatively unknown issue. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that because of the large energy consumption associated with the use of Bitcoin, Tesla would no longer accept it as currency. Instead, Tesla would favor other cryptocurrencies that use less than 1% of Bitcoin’s energy […]
Author Archive for: Lenny Simon, Senior Research Associate, Uptime Institute
About Lenny Simon, Senior Research Associate, Uptime Institute
Lenny Simon is a Senior Research Associate at Uptime Institute covering global trends, sustainability and technologies in critical digital infrastructure. His background includes analysis of green energy regulation and environmental policy.
Entries by Lenny Simon, Senior Research Associate, Uptime Institute
Conditions will soon be ripe for widespread use of direct liquid cooling (DLC) — a collection of techniques that uses fluid to remove heat from IT electronics instead of air — and it may even become essential. Currently, air cooling is still dominant with DLC remaining a niche option — around 85% of enterprise IT […]
The global data center industry describes its own sustainability performance as average, compared with other industries — and most think efforts are not substantially reducing environmental impacts. A recent Uptime Institute global survey of over 400 data center owners and operators asked whether the industry’s environmental commitments are effective in curbing data center energy use, […]