IBM on Thursday said that its Power7-based 750 Express and Power 755 models qualify as the first four-processor systems in the industry to receive an Energy Star logo.
"IBM has been a strong partner to the ENERGY STAR program," said Andrew Fanara , U.S. EPA Energy Star program manager. "U.S. EPA appreciates IBM's ongoing contributions to both the development of Energy Star IT equipment standards and their commitment to work with U.S. EPA to improve energy efficiency across the data center ecosystem to deliver environmental benefits both to the data center and through the innovative application of IT capabilities."
In order to qualify, a computer system has to meet specific power supply and energy efficiency ratings, as well as provide users with data on power use, thermal output, and processor utilization.
According to IBM, its Power 750 Express and Power 755 systems are three to four times more energy efficient than the Power6 systems they replace.