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There are a number of ways software can be tweaked to draw down energy usage. Chief among them are techniques to separate the OS across multiple cores and dedicate specific cores to specific functions -- methods already being employed in some laptop and smartphone applications. Signal-processing environments also are seeing tighter integration between the multicore hardware and software layers -- a move that is at once improving data-networking speed and lessening the energy draw from enterprise networking components.

Whether it’s due to the rising cost of energy, the ever-increasing demand for more processing power, the need to extend the life of your existing data centers or concern for the environment, energy management within the data center is now a top three concern for IT executives.

Usually, talk of improving energy efficiency in the data center revolves around virtualization, consolidation and improved management of power and cooling systems. This is only natural considering hardware systems are what actually consume the energy.

But a growing number of voices are starting to question whether software should play a greater role in the green effort. After all, software drives the functioning of hardware, and the more cleanly and efficiently it can get the job done, the less stress is placed on physical resources.

This slideshow highlights ways software can be used to improve overall data center energy use, helping both the company’s bottom line and the environment.

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