Join The Datacenter Efficiency Challenge!

Ready to compete for your chance for some time in the spotlight?  The Intel Datacenter Efficiency Challenge turns the camera on you and gives you the opportuntity to tell the world about your datacenter efficiency plans and compete for prizes.  I have included a quick blurb on the challenge below, including links to the details of the program that are on Facebook.

Intel’s Datacenter Efficiency Challenge seeks to identify innovative solutions to reduce energy and costs associated with datacenter operations and to highlight the role technology plays in the overall efficiency and sustainability of organizations.  Using Intel multi-core server technology such as the new Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (or other Intel-based server platforms currently available) as a starting point, participants will submit a short video “proposal” describing their plans to redesign their current data center and project their potential savings.

Entries will be reviewed within enterprise and small business categories by a panel of Intel and third-party judges, with winners and runners up selected based on the percentage of energy savings and the use of varying technologies. Bonus points will be awarded for design creativity. Grand prize winners will receive an energy efficient netbook/laptop, will be flown to San Francisco for the Intel Developer Forum in the fall where they will meet with senior data center experts and Patrick Gelsinger, and they will have the opportunity to bring their proposal to life with help from an Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series-based server.

More information about the competition including rules and judging criteria can be found on the program’s Facebook page at To learn more about the latest in datacenter efficiency best practices please visit:

We are really looking forward to seeing some real innovation & creativity in the proposals and the videos.

Best of luck!


David E Jenkins

Intel Corp - Server Platforms Group Marketing

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