The world's datacentres are producing more carbon emissions than some countries, and must be made more energy efficient, Samsung warned at a press conference today.
Jim Elliott, vice president of memory marketing at the electronics firm, said that worldwide datacentre carbon emissions are currently more than that of The Netherlands and Argentina, based on current data from the Environmental Protection Agency.
He added that the two big energy saving technologies are solid state drives (SSDs) and DDR3 memory, which he described as a "dynamic duo" in energy efficiency since they use less power and enable more efficient servers.
SSDs produce very little heat in processing data, and can cut air conditioning costs dramatically. DDR3, meanwhile, can be run on a lower voltage and saves on energy costs.
US companies, or those with a manufacturing base in the country, should invest more in green technology, according to Elliott.
"There is $77bn [£47bn] in the stimulus package for green energy and technology," he said, adding that investing in these areas makes environmental sense and saves on space and power.
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