Games for the weekend: Super Stickman Golf

Super Stickman Golf is a sports game that plays more like a platformer. Scoring is the same as in golf, but each golf course is designed more like a level from a Mario game than something you’d see on the PGA tour.

Constrained Power Grids Zap Sales at 3Par

logo_3par3Par (s par), a Fremont, Calif.-based maker of storage arrays for data centers, pre-announced lowered earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2009 yesterday, blaming, among other things, the fact that customers don’t have access to the¬†electricity¬†needed to add 3Par gear to their data centers. Data centers, those guzzlers of energy, are now running up against the limitations of the power grid in major metropolitan markets. The need for megawatts has affected the data center industry as power costs and savings have become a big topic. For example, earlier this month, the National Security Agency said it will locate a new data center in Utah after tapping out the power grid in Maryland, where its current data center is located. That same demand for energy at other data center customers is now causing 3PAR delays in recognizing revenue from customer wins. Read More about Constrained Power Grids Zap Sales at 3Par