Advanced data center economy
The article addresses basic Data Centers (DC) drivers of price and engineering, which specify rules and price evaluation for creation and further operation. DC energy efficiency concept, its influence on DC initial price, operation costs and Total Cost of Ownership.
The need for transmission and storage of large amounts of scientific data in the project space radio telescope "Radioastron" required us to organize a reliable communication channel between the tracking station in Pushchino and treatment data centre in Moscow. Managing such a communication network requires a complex approach and encompasses establishing secure access for a range of tasks. These tasks include controlling network devices, monitoring, timely replacement of equipment, software and firmware updates, data backups, as well as network infrastructure documentation.
This Action Plan provides a framework for the member States of the region to raise energy efficiency in the housing sector and thus enable them to more effectively address environmental and economic challenges and meet social needs. The Action Plan lists a range of measures aimed at removing barriers to energy efficiency and progressively moving towards a low-energy and ultimately zero-energy and carbon neutral housing sector.
Green Homes illustrates the multiple environmental, economic and social benefits arising from a transition towards energy-efficient housing. It outlines the required institutional changes and provides some basic principles for successful policies. For a world aiming towards a balanced and inclusive Green Economy for sustainable development, Green Homes is more relevant than ever today.
In the past decades Foresight has been significantly developed as a tool for long-term forecasting in the field of power generation and energy efficiency. Such research aims at investigation of the most promising innovation strategies in this area, identifying various (including alternative) ways to achieve technological and market goals with the participation of best qualified experts. Such Foresight method as Roadmapping is widespread in the world practice. It helps to shape complex and interrelated views on prospects of innovation development in specific areas of energy efficiency, it links R&D programmes with creation of technologies and products, as well as their subsequent commercialization. The paper provides an overview of the world Foresight experience aimed at creating vision of the future and building innovation strategies related to energy efficiency. Special attention is paid to the Russian research practice, in particular to different types of Foresight projects implemented by the specialists of State University - Higher School of Economics. The authors describe the results of main projects dedicated to shape the future of energy-efficient technologies and to develop of innovation strategies on their application.
In Russia modernization of health information system begins. The article discusses the complex approaches to performance estimate of the total cost of ownership of healthcare informational systems in Russia. The methodology of performance evaluation of economics efficiency of healthcare informational systems, suggests an approach to the development of decision making support system. Authors gives a brief characteristics of some of the main and collateral methods of estimate efficiency of medical IT systems and certain units. The proposed model of performance evaluation based on TCO and discussed methods of complex support of such evaluation are oriented on the increase of the performance effectiveness of the healthcare informational systems and practical realization.