NSAI was very pleased to welcome the 2nd Plenary meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39 and its Working and Study Groups to Ireland during the week of May 20, 2013; the meeting was held in the Grand Hotel, Malahide.
Delegations from Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, UK, and US were present. We acknowledge the very kind sponsorship offered by Microsoft Ireland in facilitating the running of the meeting, and of Schneider Electric in sponsoring a social event put on for the delegates.
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39 is the newest subcommittee of ISO/IEC JTC 1, which covers the whole area of ICT standardization. It is of particular importance to us in Ireland as we seek to develop standards to provide a basis for efficient energy use in deploying IT and in using IT to assist in the multifarious technologies employed in our modern society. Our temperate climate makes Ireland an ideal location for data centres, for which cooling loads can be a very significant operational overhead in warmer climates. Equally, the whole subject of Green ICT requires continued addressing for an area whose use and applications are spreading daily.
The week of meetings commenced with those of Working Groups dealing with Resource Efficient Data Centres and with Green ICT, and moved on to that of the Study Group on Gap Analysis, finishing with the Subcommittee Plenary meeting, which included liaison reports from other ISO and IEC committees and external international and European ones. Progress was made, in particular, in developing the following work items:
- ISO/IEC NP 30131, Information technology – Data centres – Taxonomy and maturity model
- ISO/IEC TR 30132, Information technology – IT Sustainability – Guidance for Development, Evaluation and Application of Energy Efficient Computing Systems
- ISO/IEC TR 30133, Information technology – Data centres – Guidelines for resource efficient data centres
- ISO/IEC 30134-1, Information technology – Data centres – Key Performance Indicators – Overview and general requirements; do. -2, – Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
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