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Chip Shot: Server Consolidation Earns Teradata a $250,000 Energy Efficiency Incentive Grant

Less is more for San Diego-based Teradata, which replaced 319 servers (and 500 CRTs) in 2009, using virtualization to consolidate the servers’ workloads onto 16 Intel® Xeon® 5500-based servers. Teradata also replaced thousands of fluorescent lamps with high-efficiency ones and upgraded its heating/cooling systems. The company trimmed its annual energy usage by 6,619 kWh, earning it a $250,000 check from San Diego Gas & Electric’s energy efficiency incentive program.