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  • The Power of a USB

    “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

    William Shakespeare may not have been referring to a USB drive when he wrote that, but that doesn’t make it any less applicable to the device today.

    USBs serve many purposes. They’re a great tool for sharing, storing, and transferring files and ...

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  • Feasibility of Undersea Data Center

    The physics is easy. Liquids have more capacity for heat than gases if the volumes are equal. Heat capacity, or Specific Heat is defined as "the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius, or to raise the temperature ...

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  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Data Center

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    In 1870 French Novelist Jules Verne published his famous novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Although submarine vessels had been in use - the Northern Union Navy’s Monitor and its battle with the Confederate Navy’s Merrimack during the U.S. Civil War being two of the most notable - the ...

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  • Data Center Server Reliability Tested In Beijing

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    An interesting Twitter account to view or follow is @BeijingAir, a Twitter handle owned by the U.S. Department of State that posts air quality data for five cities in China among others. Hourly Tweets keep followers informed about the air quality in Beijing.

    Recent data has been both alarming ...

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  • How Banks Can Protect Their Servers From High Temperature Threats

    Major financial institutions have deployed massive data centers in many, if not most, major cities across the world. In the United States, life is relatively easy compared to that in developing countries where electrical power instability can be a challenge when operating large data centers.

    High temperatures and poor air ...

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  • Happy National Techie Day!

    This past Saturday, October 3rd, was National Techies Day. Launched in 1999 by and co-founded by CNET Networks, Techies Day is a day that was created to encourage students to learn more about a career in technology and recognize the contributions that tech professionals make to education. ...

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  • Data Centers And Climate Change

    Increased electrical power consumption vs. national global warming targets.

    It’s mid-year and 2015 is “still on pace to be the hottest year on record according to  

    Figure 1. NASA/NOAA global data shows record warmth of the first six months of any year in red. Blue shows record coldest ...

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  • Are You Over-Cooling Your Data Center?

    Ice cream and servers both need care, maybe not the same environment.

    Ice cream season is here in full force this hot, sticky Boston August. My favorite is pistachio, not the green stuff but the white kind, like Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio Pistachio. Pistachio is among my wife’s least favorite ...

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  • Are We Ready for Battery Powered Data Centers?

    What has changed in the 18 months since we looked at this idea? Lots!

    We have published several pieces in our occasional series concerning energy and data centers, particularly green or non-traditional power options. Topics range from using data centers to heat our homes and businesses to volcano powered data ...

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  • Battery Powered Data Centers Redux - Part 2

    Batteries may be ready for home applications, but are they ready for the big time: Data Centers?

    In the first part of this two part look at battery powered data centers we found that Tesla recently entered the battery electrical storage market for home applications such as emergency backup and ...

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