Enterprise Servers Specification Version 2.0
The Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Computer Servers has been finalized and will take effect on December 16, 2013. Materials related to the revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact Steven Hanson, EPA, Hanson.Steven@epa.gov. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their contact information. Manufacturers may elect to have their certification body (CB) certify their eligible products to the Version 2.0 requirements from now on. The program requirements, including the specification, and additional information are available through the links below. Please aslo view the ENERGY STAR Version 2.1 development page here.
EPA has released a memo below clarifying that certifying to the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 Computer Servers Program shall require using the newly updated SERT Version 1.1.0. from this point forward.
EPA and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) held an off-season, in-person stakeholder meeting on June 24th and 25th to discuss follow-up topics related to the Version 2.0 specification and the development of the upcoming Version 3.0 specification. The presentations from these meetings are below.
EPA updated the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 Computer Servers Program Requirements clarifying the use of the newly updated SERT Version 1.0.2. The finalized documents are posted below.
EPA updated the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 Computer Servers Program Requirements clarifying the use of the newly updated SERT Version 1.0.1. The finalized documents are posted below.
Draft 3 of the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 Computer Server specification is posted below along with related files. Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to email@example.com by Friday, September 28, 2012.
Draft 2 of the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 Computer Server specification is posted below along with related files. Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 6, 2012.
On August 19th, EPA launched the dataset assembly effort for Computer Servers. Below are materials distributed at that time: a timeline of milestones and data due dates, a test method for this effort, and a dataset assembly form for all data submissions. All data must be received electronically via email to email@example.com by the dates specified.
EPA released an updated Dataset Discussion Document that incorporates requested clarifications and suggestions received from stakeholders. It is intended as a resource for further stakeholder feedback and discussion, specifically addressing the following:
- Remind stakeholders of the dataset effort goals and scope
- Reflect stakeholder comments received on the five-point family testing proposal
- Review the configuration permutations that are of interest to EPA
- Describe EPA's thoughts on the possible role of modeling data in the effort (derived from manufacturer power calculators)
- Revise the program development timeline
EPA held a conference call on April 21, 2011 as an opportunity for stakeholders and Certification Bodies to discuss the certification and verification processes for servers and workstations.
EPA hosted a meeting in Washington, DC on March 11, 2011, to discuss topics related to the ENERGY STAR Server Specification Development effort. Below are materials from the meeting.
EPA held a stakeholder conference call on June 30, 2010 as an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss key topics from Draft 1. EPA thanks stakeholders for their participation in this important call. Below is a discussion summary covering topics and points made during the call.
As noted during the call SPEC has released an updated version of their SERT Design Document. This document information on preliminary schedule, workload and worklet descriptions, and other updates. Stakeholders are encouraged to review the document at the link below.
Below are meeting materials from EPA's May 27th web meeting to discuss Draft 1 and early feedback received from stakeholders.
Draft 1 of the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 Computer Server specification is posted below along with related files. The comment period for these documents is now closed.
Servers (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM):
Storage (1:30 PM to 4:00 PM):
Representatives from the US EPA will be in attendance at The Green Grid Technical Forum in San Jose, CA on February 2, 2010, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PT, at the San Jose Marriott. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com no later than Friday, January 22. Indicate in your response whether you will be participating in person or via Webinar, and which of the two sessions you plan to attend.