Cable & Telecom

Telus, Vector Institute use AI to reduce electricity consumption in data centres

TORONTO – Telus announced today it has partnered with the Vector Institute to launch the Energy Optimization System (EOS), which is designed to help reduce operational costs and electricity consumption in data centres across Canada using AI technology. “This collaborative development uses model-based reinforcement learning (MBRL) to fine tune the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems across network locations, allowing for energy-efficient temperature control,” a press release explains. “Annually, an estimated 40 per cent of energy consumed across Telus network locations is directed towards cooling telecommunications equipment, which is critical to maintaining optimal network performance,” according to the release....

Our industry and COVID-19

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