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Cisco: AI networking adds to data center sustainability challenges

April 3, 2024

Data centers are notorious energy hogs, and the increase in heavy-duty networking and compute power required to handle AI workloads is only going to exacerbate the sustainability issue.

Advancements in AI infrastructure can be at odds with energy-consumption goals, notes Denise Lee, vice president for Cisco’s engineering sustainability office. But there are efforts underway to address the growth of AI and ML in data centers while keeping energy efficiency, cooling and performance in mind.

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