Calxeda’s restructuring was a blow to the ARM-processor-based server market, but hardly a fatal one. While Calxeda started its life trying to build systems using 32-bit chips, there’s a whole new market shaping up around 64-bit versions set to debut in 2014.
Amazon Web Services VP and Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton explained during a session at the AWS re:Invent conference how the cloud provider keeps costs as low as possible and innovation as high as possible. It’s all about being the master of your infrastructure.
A new research project from Carnegie Mellon University, funded by a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to make microchips smarter and more efficient by analyzing the data they collect about themselves. The Statistical Learning in Chip project is focused on developing an integrated machine learning engine that can help chips dynamically manage their resource consumption and keep it at optimum levels. This would make the chips, and the devices running on them, more energy-efficient, resulting in longer battery life and cooler operating temperatures.
Modular data center manufacturer IO has filed a confidential S-1 form and plans to go public in the near future. The company has made a name for itself selling fully contained data centers that take up only 462 square feet of floor space.
Internet giants’ brands are much more vulnerable to attack from the environmental movement than other industries. That explains in part why many of them pursue green technologies.
Facebook is blowing up the data center infrastructure management space by joining two kinds of data that typically lives in separate silos — information on the building and information about the hardware.
Power costs could go up for California data centers as utilities pay more for carbon emissions, and hardware and software improving energy efficiency might enjoy greater demand as a result.
If telcos want to compete with big cloud companies, they could learn from webscale companies’ innovations, but Sprint, for its part, is not interested in one approach that could lower overhead.
Here’s three ways that Intel Labs is looking to make cities better, from reducing allergies, to crowd-sourcing city programs to using LEDs to reduce traffic accident.
Data center operators want to bump up their computing capabilities to solve big-data problems, but energy efficiency is a major concern, according to a new survey.