On July 14, 2022, the China National Institute of Standardization released the second draft version of a national mandatory standard for server energy efficiency to seek public comments, which will be accepted through Aug. 14, 2022. The draft standard, Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Servers, sets out energy efficiency grades, minimum allowable energy efficiency and the energy efficiency measurement method of tower servers and rack servers. According to the announcement of the previous version of the draft, the standard would take effect 12 months after its publication.
Scope of the standard
The standard would apply to 1-way and 2-way general-purpose tower servers and rack servers and would not apply to blade servers, multi-node servers, high-performance computing systems, computer servers with auxiliary processing accelerators, server appliances, fully fault-tolerant servers, elastic servers, storage devices (including blade storage devices) or network devices.