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.
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.