Green servers cropping up all over – InfoWorld
The new HP ProLiant machines, for example, come equipped with a new feature that the company dubs “sea of sensors”: 32 smart sensors that automatically monitor the heat created by the server and adjust fans accordingly. Employing sensors to adjust cooling at the datacenter level isn’t new; bringing it to the server level, however, is, and it reflects just how significant a pain point cooling costs can be.
VMware, Terracotta To Scale Apps In The Cloud – InformationWeek
Terracotta links server memories with a system that treats random access memory as a shared pool. Terracotta uses the pool as a place to store software objects and data that are going to be used frequently by an application. The approach allows a Java software object — or set of coded procedures and their related data — to be unloaded from the database once, built into a functioning unit, and reused many times, rather than returning to the database each time the object is called.
Sony Ericsson’s ‘greener’ phones – Stuff.co.nz
The new models, C901 GreenHeart and Naite, will be sold in smaller packages and have user manuals that are electronic. The devices use more recycled materials and consume less energy.
Mark Urdahl, CEO, and Len Rosenthal, VP Marketing, of Virtual Instruments stopped by to let me know about VirtualWisdom, a product the company launched while at EMCword. Their product is designed to help organizations moving to a virtualized environment gain insight into and manage their virtual storage infrastructure.
SSDs: the future of enterprise storage – Express Computer
Dave Hitz, Founder, NetApp in his blog puts it nicely how DRAM-based SSD and NAND flash-based SSD technologies differ from one another, and what is driving the innovation in the NAND-based SSDs. According to him, almost every measure of computer performance increases exponentially with the important exception of disk drives that keep getting bigger but are not getting much faster. As a result, the number of seeks-per-second available for each gigabyte of data (seeks/second/GB) is plummeting. He explained, from a human perspective, that seeks/second/GB have gone down by a factor of five hundred, but from the CPU perspective, it is five hundred thousand times slower.