LEED: A Lightwave Energy-Efficient Datacenter Phase

Summary

SCH Number
2021060135
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
LEED: A Lightwave Energy-Efficient Datacenter Phase
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/7/2021

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to continue development the optical rotor switch technology for energy efficient datacenters. This technology has the potential to double the energy efficiency of data centers through significant increased data processing efficiency and from reduced data center cooling requirements by switching from an electrical resistor system to a light transmitting system.

Contact Information
Kevin Mori
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 766-0743
kevin.mori@energy.ca.gov

Location

Cities
La Jolla
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
9500 Gilman Dr.
Zip
92093

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15306 provides that projects which consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, and which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The second phase of this project will be conducted in a laboratory setting where modification of existing servers at a datacenter with the lightwave technology will occur. The recipient will collect data on the performance. This project will have no significant impact on the environment and falls within section 15306.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_CEQA-EPC-20-021_UCSD (2   PDF 232 K

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