The purpose of Cloudberry is to develop new knowledge about energy and resource-efficient data centers by conducting high-quality research. The overall goal is to generate research results and knowledge that help to streamline energy use in data centers, reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and contribute to a more efficient energy system as a whole.
Cloudberry is financed by The Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) and Region Norrbotten.
29 Nov. 2022, 12:00 - 17:30
Teknikens Hus & Digital (Hybrid event)
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Welcome to the fourth Cloudberry Day seminar within Cloudberry Datacenters. The purpose of Cloudberry is to develop new knowledge about energy and resource-efficient data centers by conducting high-quality research.
When: 2 Dec. 2021, 09:00 - 12:00
This event is in swedish.
See the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b8Z9UM1HOc&t=235s
Gender equality culture as a competitive advantage
- find, attract and retain talent.
Welcome to be inspired by Lindbäcks Bygg, Northvolt, Tromb, Volvo cars, TietoEVRY and more and hear how they work to find, attract and retain talent and what concrete tools they use to create a gendered corporate culture. During this digital half-day, you will find out how technology can contribute to increasing diversity, how educational efforts can break gender patterns and how the AI company Substorm has succeeded in achieving an even gender distribution. Other regional companies will also share their experiences, thoughts and ways of working.
Congratulation to Wolfgang Birk and his colleagues at Luleå tekniska universitet whose Cloudberry work "Experiences from City-Scale Simulation of Thermal Grids" ended up on the cover of the February issue of Resources.
Dig deeper into their findings in the published article below.
There will be a presentation of the halfway report, titled Electrical Models of Data Centers: Efficiency and Reliability Analysis. The report is part of the Cloudberry project.
Monday 30 November, 2020, 15:00, Zoom
Do you want to participate? Contact Math Bollen
Jil Sutaria will also have her halfway seminar and present her thesis Power quality in single-phase and three-phase installations with focus on supraharmonics next Thursday, December 3rd starting at 10:00, Zoom
Do you want to participate? Contact Sarah Rönnberg
There is a new regional data center brochure. Welcome to read it online or download it below.
Datacenter_4.0.pdf 11.2 MB
The magazine Data Economy has appointed Top 30 thought leaders in edge computing for the august number.
Tor Björn Minde is on the list due to a number of initiatives by RISE. First RISE ICE Datacenter built a 5G edge testbed and received an Datacloud award for this. Secondly a number of research projects on the subject is started with partners. One is about autonomous edge datacenters. Lastly a new initiative is started to build a national 5G edge computing testbed.
Day: Friday 15 May, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:10
Welcome to the second Cloudberry Day seminar within the Cloudberry Datacenters project.
Our PhD students will present their results so far and future work during 15 mins. presentations. A short Q&A session will follow after each presentation.
Due to the Coronavirus situation, we will perform the seminar fully digitized in Zoom this year:
No registration is needed!
For more information, see pdf below.
Karl Andersson, Associate Professor and Executive Director at Luleå University of Technology and manager for Cloudberry Datacenters, has been interviewed in an article on green data centers.
Karl Andersson believes that the IT sector must take the energy issue more seriously. Knowledge is starting to spread in the industry, but it is a fairly new interest. He sees improvement of the software in the mobile apps and especially in the data centers as a next step, to create more energy efficient algorithms, that is to use another mathematical calculation method.
- There is a lot to do. All software distributed in the networks requires data capacity. The greater the amount, the more energy is required. Today we do not know how much data and energy from the networks that different apps require and what apps are running in the background of our mobile.
The world's data centers gives rise to greater carbon dioxide emissions than the aviation industry.
YouTube clips or streaming of a television series increase energy use, says Karl Andersson, assistant professor at Luleå University of Technology and project manager for the Cloudberry Datacenters research project.
To reverse this trend, the Swedish Energy Agency has launched the research project Cloudberry Datacenters.
- We are working on a number of interesting solutions, but it is too early to come out with any finished results, says Olov Schelén.
In the future, they hope that Norrbotten can become self-sufficient in vegetables.
- With the help of waste heat, we grow chard and various cabbage varieties that we deliver to a restaurant here in town, says Moa Johansson, CEO of the company Containing Greens, which she started together with two research colleagues.
Currently, there is no standardized measure as to what constitutes a “sustainable data center”, nor is there a scale to measure a data center’s progress in achieving sustainability goals.
The iMasons Sustainability Committee has developed a Sustainability Data Center Framework which provides an industry best practice for building and running a sustainable data center. The Framework was developed based on input from members and leaders within the iMasons member community.
DEBATE. Establishment of data centers is criticized because of electricity consumption and because they do not provide many jobs.
In fact, data centers have a positive climate effect - and lead to jobs, write researchers and representatives of the data center industry.
If nothing is done, the Internet will consume large parts of all the world's electricity by 2030.
This is now being addressed in the lab at Chalmers in Gothenburg by building a more energy efficient Internet.
The server halls in Luleå were Facebook's first with completely renewable energy.
The experiences from Luleå laid the foundation for Facebook's sustainability goals. That's what Facebook's sustainability manager Sylvia Lee said when she spoke at the Demo North Summit conference in Luleå.
- It became an important foundation for Facebook's sustainability goals. We are grateful for how well we have been received here in Luleå and we would like to learn from you in the sustainability work against climate change, Sylvia Lee said.
Swedish electricity use is expected to increase sharply by 2030.
Electricity use is expected to rise by between 16 and 23 TWH, but will increase very much in different parts of the country.
The Swedish Energy Agency estimates that electricity consumption will increase mainly as a result of increased electricity consumption in industry. Swedish industry is already highly dependent on electricity today. The increased use of electricity The Swedish Energy Agency points to can be attributed to a small number of new, very electricity-intensive projects. This includes SSAB's investment in fossil-free steel, HYRBIT, Cementa's investment in climate-neutral cement production at Gotland and Northvolt's new battery factory outside Skellefteå.
A new study found that Facebook’s data centers provided significant contributions to the local economy.
Some of the study’s findings:
As the world becomes increasingly digitalised, demand for data centre services is rising rapidly.
But huge strides in energy efficiency including a shift to efficient “hyperscale” data centres have helped to limit data centre electricity demand growth globally. At the local level, however, these large hyperscale data centres represent huge electricity demand loads, adding pressure to electricity grids and increasing the challenge of energy transitions, especially in smaller countries.
Boden Type DC was awarded Nonprofit Industry Initiative of the Year at DCD Awards 2019.
DCD Awards is the awards gala of Data Center Dynamics. The gala celebrates innovation and the pioneers of the data center industry. DCD describes the category Nonprofit Industry Initiative of the Year as an award “about recognizing the great initiatives to educate and influence the data center sector that NGOs, professional bodies and academia put together”.
The jury, consisting of a panel of independent data center experts, motivated their decision:
”Funded by the European Horizon 2020 project, this prototype 500kW facility in the small town of Boden uses every trick in the book to lower its environmental impact: it runs on renewable energy and doesn't have batteries or gensets.”
Foreign IT giants would like to establish data halls in Sweden, but the facilities consume a lot of energy and challenge the capacity shortage in the electricity networks. However, next year new energy requirements will start to apply, announces the Swedish Energy Agency.
Starting in March 2020, a new eco-design regulation will start to apply within the EU for servers and data storage products, which require reporting on energy use in both operation and standby, as well as in which conditions the services work most optimally.
Read more about the EU requirements