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Cisco, Novell, Texas Instruments, Others Join Green Grid

The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, has announced a slew of new members representing various industry segments.

New members include: 1E, 365 Main, Active Power, Affiniti, Aperture, Azul Systems, BT plc, Brocade Communications, Chatsworth Products, Inc., Cherokee International, Cisco, ColdWatt Inc., COPAN Systems, Digital Realty Trust, Eaton, Force10 Networks, Juniper Networks, Netezza, Novell, Pillar Data Systems, Panduit Corp., QLogic, Rackspace Managed Hosting, SGI, SatCon Stationary Power Systems, Texas Instruments, The 451 Group and Vossel Solution.

These companies join founding members AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMware.

In addition, Green Grid announced plans for a technical summit to be held April 18-19 in Denver. The summit, which will be the first since the formal launch of the organization earlier this year, is expected to produce detailed technical objectives and program plans for 2007.

The Green Grid launched in February.

Energy usage is a growing concern for the high technology sector. U.S. data centers and their associated infrastructure consumed five million kW of energy in 2005, the equivalent of five 1,000 MW power plants, according to a recent report from AMD, a member of The Green Grid.

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