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Einstein@Home Volunteers Discover Rare Star

When I was a freshman in college, I helped the professor of my introductory astronomy class to conduct some of his research. The job wasn’t hard: I had to look at digital maps of the sky and try to find a particular type of rare star. Open map segment, click on...

PUE can be a misleading energy-efficiency standard

The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) standard is one of the leading benchmarks for measuring energy efficiency in a data center. But there are some situations where an energy-efficient change to a data center will actually register as more wasteful by the PUE. For this...

Extending Moore’s Law

According to Science News, researchers at Rice University have created the first two-terminal, pure silicon memory chips, easily adaptable to nanoelectric manufacturing. Researchers discovered that silicon oxide could replace carbon in the process. When an electric...

Cooling Servers Under Oil

Micheal Feldman of HPCwire has written an interesting article about a startup company called Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) that has a competitive and innovative product in the server cooling market. GRC has developed a server rack that lies horizontally on the floor...