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  • May 03, 2006 03 May'06

    Server Specs: Hardware vendors react to Opteron heat problem

    Hardware vendors react to AMD Opteron heat problems; certification isn't what it used to be; and SAP backs Virtual Iron.

  • April 28, 2006 28 Apr'06

    IT giants back Green Grid initiative

    AMD, IBM, HP and Sun sponsor initiative for users to work out power management and cooling issues.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Target builds a better data center

    Just five years after Target built a new data center, it's building another one to keep up with company growth. Target technical architect Doug Hall says data center designers are smarter today because they learn from each other.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Verizon security chief says protect your data first

    ATLANTA -- JP Callahan, a former counter-intelligence agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, runs data center security for Verizon Business, the company's data center hosting arm. While Callahan has the demeanor of a standup comedian rather ...

  • February 14, 2006 14 Feb'06

    APC says it's time to beat the heat with water

    As data centers and their heat loads continue to scale up, many analysts point to water cooling as an inevitability. American Power Conversion's latest system holds potential to set a standard in the data center.

  • February 07, 2006 07 Feb'06

    Vendors tussle over measuring server efficiency

    The IT community called on manufacturers to agree on an energy efficiency metric for servers at a recent conference hosted by the Environmental Protection agency. But it's not likely that vendors will come to consensus any time soon.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    Water cooling takes center stage at Sun event

    Sun takes a stand against liquid cooling, despite a flood of interest from IT pros. But are liquid cooling supporters ready to put the money where their mouth is?

  • January 29, 2006 29 Jan'06

    HP's rack attack: Liquid cooling

    Hewlett-Packard rolled out a new rack system that taps into chilled water from air conditioning units. HP is the third major server vendor in the past several months to introduce liquid cooling back into the data center.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    Egenera rolls out new blades, liquid cooled chassis

    Blade server specialist Egenera unveiled a new line of high-performance blade servers, as well as a new chassis option, that uses liquid cooling technology from Liebert. This is the second server vendor in recent months to invest in liquid cooling.

  • January 12, 2006 12 Jan'06

    Cooling servers, case by case

    Server cooling startup, Degree Controls Inc., is rolling out a new system of fans and sensors customized to help direct cool air to where it's needed most and cut down on cooling waste.

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    DC power pays off for online ad company

    DC-powered servers are helping an online ad company make the most of a quickly expanding IT infrastructure.

  • December 20, 2005 20 Dec'05

    Liquid-cooled refrigerants solve density hot spots

    Experts say traditional data center cooling, such as raised flooring, isn't cutting it in some situations. As a result, data center pros with density headaches, like Virginia Tech's Terascale Computing Facility, are using supplemental liquid cooling.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Solar powered data center wins fans, financial benefit

    In the midst of high energy costs, the initial investments in "green" technologies are paying off for one data center.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    Sun's server gambit for Solaris

    Sun Microsystems unveiled two new servers touting high performance, low power and low prices. Experts debate whether the move will bring new customers into the Solaris fold and turn around Sun's Unix fortunes.

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    Block those holes!

    This column originally appeared on TechTarget's Expert Answer Center as a post in Robert McFarlane's blog. Robert served as the

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