Data center design and facilities
- August 29, 2006
The millions of daily transactions processed by IBM mainframes could be at risk, one security researcher says, because of a weakness in a venerable networking protocol.
- August 28, 2006
An offer by PG&E to give rebates to data centers that replace hardware with new Sun servers has caught the industry's eye. Some say it's a good start. Others think it's a publicity stunt.
- August 22, 2006
A group supported by the federal EPA has released a draft standard for measuring the energy efficiency of servers. If approved by the industry, the standard could become another factor in the purchasing decisions of users by calculating how much ...
- August 07, 2006
NSA data center drains Baltimore grid; IBM to buy MRO Software; Sun layoffs begin.
- July 26, 2006
IBM pushes out System p server with Power 5+ chip; HP buys Mercury to boost SOA capabilities; Sun's revenue exceeds expectations amid massive job cuts.
- July 25, 2006
A Princeton, N.J.-based site selection firm recently published a study of 35 top data center locations, ranking the cities by estimated annual operating costs.
- July 20, 2006
As the data center boom continues, managers must figure out a way to get rid of obsolete IT equipment, e-waste. European Union directives are forcing manufacturers to take more responsibility for the production and disposal of these items, but the ...
- July 13, 2006
The hot issue of power consumption in the data center has now reached the federal government, as the House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday, nearly unanimously, that would have the EPA study the issue
- July 06, 2006
Data center design expert Steven Harris says the time is ripe for data center turnover as many companies hit a tipping point with aging facilities.
- June 21, 2006
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has started a demonstration project comparing the use of AC to DC power in the data center.
- May 26, 2006
Data center consolidation: Columbia University recently consolidated five data centers to one with the help of Collective Technology.
- May 24, 2006
Carnegie Mellon opened a new showcase data center that doubles as a research facility to study data center power consumption.
- May 17, 2006
SPEC, a nonprofit that measures server performances, now has a committee to develop standards for server energy efficiency.
- May 08, 2006
HP to launch energy efficient server fans; Sun continues to thumb nose at liquid cooling; AMD posts ticker display in Times Square to challenge Intel.
- May 04, 2006
Power and cooling gurus gathered last week at the Uptime Institute's symposium on high-density computing. These excerpts are from interviews with the engineering specialists from HP, IBM and American Power Conversion Corp.