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CATALYST PILOT VIDEO – SBP

The fourth and final pilot video has been published, you can view it here …

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Inside Networks – CATALYST Roadmap

The CATALYST roadmap site roadmap.project-catalyst.eu has been featured in this months edition of "Inside Networks" magazine, on page 12 you can read it …

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Air v Liquid – The Cool Wars Debate

Data Centre cooling industry leaders go head to head on the 14th October to determine the future of data centre cooling We are now …

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CATALYST @ SBP

Schuberg Philis is an IT company with a datacenter located in Schiphol-Rijk, Amsterdam area. During the CATALYST research for heat reuse it became clear …

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CATALYST PILOT VIDEO – PSNC

The 3rd in the series of CATALYST Pilot videos has been published, you can view it here …

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The next step for the Data Centre: is carbon neutral service delivery to be a realistic prospect?

Interesting article from http://www.datacentrepricing.com/ http://www.datacentrepricing.com/blog.cfm?blogitem=23701  "The re-cycling of excess Data Centre heat is essential if …

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CATALYST & ASSET

Our consortium Partner Terpsi Velivassaki from SingularLogic has presented the main technological outcomes of CATALYST to Nelly Leligkou, the Scientific Coordinator of the H …

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CATALYST @Boden Type One DC

Our sister project the Boden Type One Data Centre have published an article on waste heat reuse, you can read it here …

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Data Centres Ireland 3rd Leadership Debate "Heat, Close to the Edge"

The Data Centres Ireland 3rd Leadership debate and 5th in the CATALYST Webinar Series "Heat, Close to the Edge" was broadcast on Tuesday 22nd …

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Risks and opportunities of emerging tech in the climate decade – Where emerging tech meets climate

An excellent report has been produced by the "Digital Future Society" The world is undergoing a profound transformation, shaped by powerful trends that are …

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Data Centres – Shades of Green

A very interesting article by Derek Webster with an excellent analysis of the energy use of data centres can be found here …

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CATALYST in Amsterdam

Green IT Amsterdam have been working with Schiphol Airport Development Company (SADC) on the Sustainability Framework for the Green Data Centre Campus (GIT-GDDC-SF) using …

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Update 16th September

We've been busy today with our webinar double header and we've had news that our final event unfortunately has been postponed until 2021. The Data …

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The CATALYST Roadmap Website "Under the Hood"

Our web designers Cobra have written an excellent blog article about how the CATALYST Roadmap website has been constructed and you can read about …

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CATALYST Webinar Series – Updates

The last webinar, CATALYST PIlots will be rebroadcast on Wednesday 16th at 10:30 CEST, due to technical problems during the original broadcast, the registration links …

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CATALYST Roadmap – In the Media

The CATALYST Roadmap has been featured in Digitalisation World, the article can be found here …

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CATALYST Green Data Centre Roadmap – Press Release

We have today sent the following press release to a number of data centre trade publications. If you have any queries or wish to …

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Data Centres Ireland – Thought Leadership Debates – "Heat, Close to the Edge" Registration Link

Our Green IT Amsterdam PM has arranged an additional webinar/debate to take place on the 22nd September @10am – 11:30 entitled "Heat, close to …

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Qarnot Pilot Results

Catalyst project is coming to an end, and the developments are being experimented in realistic conditions among the partners’ DCs. The goal of the …

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The CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Coordination Group on Green Data Centres (CEN/CLC/ETSI CG GDC)

Green Data Centres The development of the digital economy has led to an increasing demand for data supported by the continuing construction, across Europe …

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CATALYST Webinar Series – Rescheduled Dates & Registration Links

The project have organised a series of webinars to explain the various aspects of the project, including the DC Manager, the CATALYST Marketplace, the …

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IEA – Data Centres and Data Transmission Networks – Tracking Report June 2020

Global internet traffic surged by almost 40% between February and mid-April 2020, driven by growth in video streaming, video conferencing, online gaming, and social networking. This …

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Update – UK IT Industry Awards

Our POPS consortium partner has received a notice from the UK IT Awards 2020 committee that our award proposal related to the Inter-DC VM migration …

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New Publication – District Heating Networks – Stakeholder Engagement

We believe that Data Centres will, in the future, be required to connect to existing or planned district heating networks as a condition of …

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New Video Published

Our colleagues at ENG have prepared a video on how CATALYST has been implemented at the PSM site in Italy, you can view the …

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DCD Keeping IT Cool

DCD have over the last two days been running an event, the "Keeping IT Cool" virtual conference, you can access the recorded webinars on …

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CATALYST Newsletters

If you've missed one of our newsletters you can read them using the links below: April 2020 – Newsletter 1 May 2020 – Newsletter 2 June 2020 – Newsletter …

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CATALYST @ The PSNC, Poland

Our PSNC partner Ariel Oleksiak has written an article on the use of CATALYST at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center in Poland. Poznan …

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CATALYST Webinar Series – RESCHEDULED

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to reschedule the remainder of the CATALYST Webinar Series to September. The provisional dates are as follows …

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The first in the CATALYST Webinar Series…

is now available, you can watch it here

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Hydrogen!

The EU has announced a substantial Hydrogen support package as can be seen in this article,  here The strategy can be downloaded from here …

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NEW CATALYST Video – Qarnot

We've added a new CATALYST video, the first in the "Pilot" Series, this video is from our partners Qarnot. https://www.youtube.com …

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CATALYST @ FACEBOOK?

Interesting article showing how the CATALYST principles are slowly but surely making their way into mainstream, or at least hyperscal data centre thinking… "In …

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Award Entries

We've entered two awards and are considering a few more that we know are due to happen but we're waiting on official conformation. The …

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Filling the policy gap…

We've been alerted to RAP via linked in, and this report will have far reaching ramifications. Minimum energy performance standards can support a massive …

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Intermediate results of the ongoing CATALYST validation in Pont Saint Martin Data Center

The CATALYST pilots are reaching their final validation points and our colleagues at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa, Marilena Lazzaro and Diego Arnone have written …

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SDIA Positioning Paper

In a joint statement of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V. with the Energieeffizienzverband für Wärme, Kälte und KWK e …

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Recommendations on Waste Heat Recovery – UAETP

https://www.euroheat.org/uncategorized/recommendations-waste-heat-recovery-urban-agenda-energy-transition-partnership/

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CATALYST in Sweden

Great interview with Prof Jon Summers of RI:SE including many of the CATALYST principles can be found in the following article. https://www …

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Haarlem (Netherlands) New Data Centre Policy

After a year long pause, the Dutch Muncipality of Haarlemmemeer has agreed a new policy on data centre construction, our partner Green IT Amsterdam …

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Energy Flexibility in the Netherlands

Our consortium partner Jelle Wijnja from Alliander, https://www.alliander.com/en/ has writen an article on Energy Flexibility and how data centres can …

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Emerging Sensors Techniques and Technologies for Intelligent Environments

Our consortium partners the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca has issued an "invitation to submit" as can be seen below: "Dear Colleagues, The trending techniques …

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Developers Corner

Our consortium Partner Terpsi Velivassaki from Singular Logic has put togther a list of all the CATALYST software and requests that any interested party …

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SDIA – Energy Flexibility

Another article from the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance on Energy Flexibility, a core element of the CATALYST software package which can be downloaded from …

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Computer Weekly – "Lean, mean and green, Datacentres of tomorrow"!

Useful 33 page e-guide on the data centres of tomorrow available from Computer Weekly, plenty of CATALYST principles at play in this guide, download it …

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Data Centers: The Heat source of the Future

An article from our friends at the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance on Data Centres being the heat source of the future. You can find …

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InvestEU

Opening Remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans at the Press Conference on a Green and Just Recovery can be found here …

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Privacy-Preserving Inter-DC IT Load Live-Migration: A CATALYST Success Story

On April 22 2020, Google posted a blog praising their data centres (DC) capability of shifting IT workloads among their infrastructures, based on the availability of …

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CATALYST in datacenterworks.nl magazine (in Dutch)

CATALYST features in the latest edition of datacenterworks.nl https://www.datacenterworks.nl/artikelen/catalyst-werkt-aan-cloudificering-van-market-framework?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …

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CATALYST Flexibility Prediction and Optimization

In our latest news article, Dr Tudor Cioara of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania provides an insight into CATALYST Flexibility Prediction and …

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CATALYST Information Cartoon on "You Tube"

The CATALYST information cartoon can now be found on our new "You Tube" channel which will also contain videos on the pilots when published …

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CATALYST Project features in "Belgian Cloud" Magazine (in Dutch)

Recent feature in "Belgian Cloud" magazine can be found  here

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CATALYST at Qarnot

How CATALYST helps Qarnot distributed Data Centre DC to increase its flexibility In this article, Nicolas Sainthérant, Innovation Manager at our consortium partner …

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New Deliverable Posted

A new deliverable has been posted to the Library, D7.4 Trials – Initial Results. This document provides preliminary results on trials performed in the …

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Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance

The Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA) http://sdialliance.org has published a very interesting paper on "The Utility of the Future", the excutive summary …

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Google tests shifting data center loads to renewable energy peaks

More coverage on the Google "carbon intelligent computing pilot" which is a core element of the CATALYST project https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news …

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CATALYST Business Models

Giuseppe Laudicina, our ENEL-X consortium member has been working on the CATALYST business models and provides an update and overview below: Current business models …

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Google adopts CATALYST principles

Google already procures its data centre energy from renewable sources, which is a CATALYST project primary principle but it appears that they are also …

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Are Data Centres prepared for Climate Change?

An alarming article from Datacentre Dynamics on climate change prepardness of the sector, whilst the CATALYST project is not directly reseraching this topic, we …

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EU Green Deal & Data Centres.

In February we published on our twitter feed this tweet ” An interesting snippet of information in this article https://buff.ly/2urhmPs We’ll …

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Flexi Sync Project

In a new project, researchers at Luleå University of Technology will optimize systems for district heating and district cooling by utilizing flexibility in the …

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Running CATALYST at the data Center in Pont Saint Martin

Diego Arnone, our project co-ordinator and senior researcher in his day job at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa explains the concept of "energy flexibility" and …

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EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) – CATALYST Project Updates for v11 (2020)

The 2020 version of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) was published in January, however due to an oversight the reporting …

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2020 Events

All events scheduled to take place in Q1/2 2020 have been cancelled. Please visit our "Upcoming Events" page for the latest event information &nbsp …

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Green Data Centre Roadmap – Update

The Green Data Centre Roadmap v4 has been updated to include an "Information Line", this line lists all the European Data Centre Associations and …

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