Cloud@Home: Goals, Challenges and Benefits of a Volunteer Cloud

March 17, 2011

Building on ideas from grid computing, Dr. Salvatore Distefano and Dr. Antonio Puliafito discuss the concept of volunteer computing via Cloud@Home. This could be a way for implementing ubiquitous and pervasive computing as many computational devices and systems can be engaged simultaneously for performing ordinary activities, and may not necessarily be aware that they are doing so. Read more…

By Dr. Salvatore Distefano and Dr. Antonio Puliafito

Options Increasing for Cloud-Ready Data Centers

November 23, 2010

A number of vendors are looking for ways to improve their current data center offerings to make them more attractive to enterprises looking to invest in hardware but with the possibility of bursting into the cloud or making use of the private cloud model from the outset. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Lays Groundwork to Fulfill 2015 Cloud Vision

October 29, 2010

This week Intel announced its vision for the cloud in 2015, which targets a number of issues including interoperability standards, efficiency, security and simplication of use across devices. While the breadth of the announcement is far-reaching and the goals lofty, the company is finally laying forth the first pieces of how it views itself as part of the "paradigm shift" of cloud computing -- even if it's clear that some of the ideals might take longer than 2015 to be realized. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Shape of Enterprise Cloud Models in 2020

June 11, 2010

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. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Is Cloud Computing Really Killing the Planet?

April 2, 2010

Greenpeace report on the cloud's carbon footprint is flawed. Read more…

By David Linthicum

Obama Budget Halts IT Growth, Cuts Data Centers

February 2, 2010

White House looks to modernize operations at federal data centers. Read more…

By Patrick Thibodeau

IBM Building Zero-Emission Data Centers

November 6, 2009

Swiss supercomputer will use liquid cooling to capture waste heat. Read more…

By Darryl K. Taft

Keeping Your Cool in the Data Center

April 21, 2006

As more computational muscle is incorporated into blade servers, clusters and supercomputers, the resulting increases in power and heat have become a significant challenge for the data center. Power-hungry blade servers, in particular, have become a major source of thermal pollution. The IT manager is left trying to reconcile the increases in computational demand with the ability of the data center to accommodate it. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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