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December 6, 2009

Fujitsu expands green IT initiative

Aims to achieve reduction in worldwide CO2 emissions

By CBR Staff Writer

Fujitsu said that it is expanding its green IT initiative Green Policy Innovation globally with the aim of achieving a cumulative reduction in worldwide CO2 emissions of more than 15m tons over the four-year period from fiscal 2009 through fiscal 2012.

The company said that the global expansion will assist customers and society as a whole in reducing their environmental footprint, and mark a significant step in the realization of the Group’s medium-term environmental vision, Green Policy 2020, to support the creation of low-carbon society.

Fujitsu Laboratories developed gallium-nitride high electron-mobility transistors (HEMT) that can minimise power loss in power supplies and its middleware products complement the hardware by visualising energy-consumption patterns and providing other optimisation and virtualisation functions that increase the energy efficiency of IT systems.

Fujitsu said that it is enhancing the design of its datacentres in every region of the world. In the UK, Fujitsu datacentres have begun trial implementation of the new energy-consumption simulation technology designed to optimise facility and IT equipment operation. In Australia, datacentres have high-density, hybrid cooling technology which uses recycled chilled water and spatial layout planning to minimise thermal currents.

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In Japan, datacentres employ spot air-conditioning systems, thermofluid simulation, multipoint temperature monitoring using optical fibers, and other technologies. One of the newest technologies to be introduced is a large-scale, fine-grained environmental sensing system comprised of energy-efficient temperature and air flow sensors linked through a proprietary ad-hoc networking technology, the company said.

Fujitsu said that its mission is to create a low-carbon future and its vision is to achieve this through IT innovations that reduce society’s environmental footprint and the impact of IT itself through the Green Policy Innovation program.

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