BLADE Network Technologies unveils a single-chip 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch capable of one terabit of throughput to the datacenter; and UC Riverside physicists make breakthroughs using graphene as a spin computing substrate. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Purdue group invents energy management device that prevents need for costly datacenter shutdowns; and Dell announces its intention to purchase 3PAR for 1.15 billion. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Elias Khnaser remarked on the timeline of technology being reduced to “before virtualization” (BV) and after (AV) and predicts that in ten years, Infrastructure as a Service will move from the low-level adoption stage to the end of the datacenter paradigm as we know it.
HPC industry heavyweights weigh in on power-performance challenges.
This week research firm BroadGroup suggested that by 2020 only 10 percent of all applications will remain within the private cloud for enterprise. To get to the heart of this statement, we discussed this and larger datacenter trends in enterprise with report author Marion Howard Healy.
Why are green IT initiatives so hot?
Intel says that by 2012, Mega Data Centers run by the likes of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook will account for 20 to 25 per cent of its server chip sales.
DOE funds private sector green technology.
A Green Grid report says datacenter managers need to prepare for upcoming energy regulations in Europe.
High density computing allows datacenter managers to meet the constantly increasing performance demands of their users without corresponding demands on the center’s electrical and thermal capabilities. Because GPU-based systems combine supercomputer-level performance with significantly lower power and cooling costs, the goal of greening the datacenter is now mission possible.