Making data centers more energy efficient has been elevated to a college degree, CNET reports: IBM on Sept. 2 said it has developed a two-year associates degree in "green data center management" in collaboration with the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Neb. Starting in December, students will learn how to design and manage data centers to run efficiently in what IBM says is the first college degree in the subject. The Environmental Protection Agency in 2007 estimated that data centers alone use about 1.5 percent of all electricity in the U.S. and are on a pace to double consumption in...

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