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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...

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...

Making computers that think like us

In 1944, several of America’s most advanced  bomber planes, the B-29 Superfortress, landed in the Soviet Union. Years ahead of anything that the Soviets had in the way of strategic bombers at the time  (the B-29 was the plane used to drop the atomic bombs on...

Intel buys McAfee: a bold move to stay competitive

Last week, to the surprise of many in the IT industry, Intel bought the computer security company McAfee. In an article on CIOUpdate.com, Larry Barrett insightfully describes the business context in which this acquisition was made. During the recession that began in...