IBM is spending USD86 million to build a green data centre adding an additional 80,000 square feet of data centre space to its Boulder facility. The company has recently signed a USD480 million, five-year agreement with a new US customer account, which is also behind the move. IBM plans to install high density computing systems utilizing virtualization technology, together with its Cool Blue portfolio of energy efficient power and cooling technologies. These technologies, in conjunction with the energy efficient design and construction, will allow IBM to reduce its overall carbon footprint compared to standard data centres, and lessen the impact to the environment, according to the company. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is giving IBM USD 632,000 and will work with IBM to establish a training programme for the new data centre.