Data Center and Cloud

The Top 10 Supercomputers

The twice-a-year list of the Top 500 supercomputers documents the most powerful systems on the planet. But what do those supercomputers look like? The Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated, Nov. 2011 article takes a look at the top finishers in the latest Top 500 list. Many of them are striking not just for their processing power,

10GBase-T Technology

The growing importance of cloud computing along with the increasing utilization of unified data/storage connectivity and the advent of server virtualization have elevated the popularity of 10Gbps Ethernet.There are several connectivity options are available for 10Gbps Ethernet, both over optical fiber and copper cables. 10GBase-T Technology Revisited article tells that the lack of economical cabling

Apple's iCloud data center

A peek inside Apple’s iCloud data center web page shows up some photos of the exterior and interior of the new $1bn data center the company has built in Maiden, North Carolina to support its new iCloud storage cloud. There seems to be Teradata gear, maybe HP and NetApp. Teradata data warehousing appliances are actually

Google Hamina data center details

Google’s Latest Data Center Is Cooled Entirely With Ocean Water article tells about newest Google data center. Google has a new video showing how it’s using sea water to cool its new data center in Hamina, Finland. The water is sucked in through granite tunnels (the site used to be a paper mill and the

Facebook datacenter "secrets"

Facebook Open Sources Its Servers and Data Centers. Facebook has shared many details of its new server and data center design on Building Efficient Data Centers with the Open Compute Project article and project. Open Compute Project effort will bring this web scale computing to the masses. The new data center is designed for AMD

Energy Efficient Ethernet

Ethernet link speeds of 100 megabits per second or even 1 Gbit/s per second are typical in today’s LANs. When everything is wired to Ethernet LAN very many LAN connections are needed and they consume some power. And the faster the Ethernet connection is, typically more power it consumes. IEEE Spectrum Energy-Efficient Ethernet article tells

Google Efficient Data Centers

Google has published recently more and more details on their data center and their own servers they use. Some of the most interesting details can be found at the Google Efficient Data Centers Summit presentations. Google Efficient Data Centers Summit – 2 of 3 video is worth to watch if you are interested in how