Green Data Initiative through University alliance
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Green Data Initiative through University alliance

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The University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University today announced an innovative collaboration with Fujitsu Australia to develop a shared data centre that will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The data centre, to be built in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, will cut energy use through improved data centre design and the shared use of the latest energy efficient technology. Greenhouse gas emissions from the ICT sector are forecast to increase from 2 % in 2009 to 6 per cent by 2020 as a proportion of global total emissions, according to Fujitsu's research report 'Green ICT: The State of the Nation.' The facility will serve some 200,000 students and staff

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