From careful planning to hot or cold aisle containment, there are definitely things you can do to improve the efficiency of your data center cooling. Still, the technology we’ve got is always open for improvement, and Lawrence Berkeley Labs has just collaborated with Intel to develop and test another exciting step towards cooling efficiency. Read More
This all happened over a week ago, but it’s definitely worth sharing in case anyone missed it:
A South African company, The Unlimited, tested out a theory that they could send data faster with carrier pigeons than over South Africa’s largest internet service provider’s ADSL line. Read More
As we know, cooling is a huge issue in a big facility full of temperature-sensitive machines constantly producing a whole lot of heat. We can’t just tell them to stop, so what to do? Cooling depletes a lot of resources environmentally and financially – money spent on cooling can actually add up to half of a data center’s annual energy expenditure, and the energy used by data centers is environmentally significant. Read More
Team Silverback is proud to announce that our long-time business partner Don Small has accepted the position as Silverback’s Chief Operations Officer.
His accomplishments and qualifications include more than 20 years of experience in systems and infrastructure development, data center engineering, and technology industry management. Read More
Who would think that the UK Meteorological Office would be a big polluter? But apparently because of the supercomputer they use to predict climate change, their energy requirements are massive. So what can we do to regulate and minimize the amazing energy consumption required by supercomputers? Read More
Usually data center and IT news coming out of Virginia is pretty positive – construction, jobs, that kind of thing. This past week, though, a major outage in a facility used by the state to house servers for government services has crippled important agencies like the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the situation doesn’t look like it’s improving too quickly. Read More