One of the pureSiliconTM founding principles is to assist companies around the globe in reducing CO 2 emissions. As the need for computing power and data storage expands, Data Center power consumption continues to grow at an alarming rate. By 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projects that power consumed by data centers in the United States will equal the output of approximately 20 power plants. Over the next decade, as more and more information gets moved from the physical to the virtual, the expansion of data centers will continue to rapidly grow. The Environmental Protection Agency's EnergyStar program has determined that data centers in the United States account for about 2 percent of all the power used in the nation. That outstrips the power consumption for all U.S. television sets.
According to a report from NERC (North American Electric Reliability)—an industry group that oversees electrical grid operators—the United States is just barely generating enough electricity to meet current needs, and projects that electrical demand will grow by 26 percent during the next 20 years.
As data storage needs rapidly rise, companies and government agencies are seeking energy efficient alternatives to power-hungry Hard Disk Drive (HDD) servers including new ways to reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs. pureSiTM has developed state-of-the-art Solid State Drives (SSDs) that deliver unprecedented performance per watt and storage density, allowing data centers to operate significantly more efficiently and effectively. SSD market researcher iSuppli said the increased deployment of SSDs could enable the world's data centers to reduce their cumulative electricity consumption by an incredible 166,643 megawatt hours from 2008 to 2013.
pureSi is taking the lead in delivering data center energy efficiency by developing storage products that focus on yielding higher performance per watt and greatly enhanced I/O capability, ultimately eliminating the need for HDD over-provisioning, resulting in data center power reduction by up to 80% and significantly reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).