In measuring data center power use, more (info) is more – SearchDataCenter.com
Large data center operators like Microsoft and Google have already said that measuring power consumption is key to energy efficiency. Last year, Microsoft demonstrated how it measured power downstream from the utility using a homegrown tool called Scry. It includes sensors around the data center that tie into the company’s configuration management database (CMDB) and asset management software to give data center staff details on energy use and carbon footprint.
Intel’s First X25-M G2s Suffering from BIOS Bugs – MaximumPC
According to OEM system builder Puget Systems, a defect exists in the new drives which causes data corruption if a password is set on the drive in the system BIOS and then is changed or disabled later.
Enterprise pricing for Azure cloud still unclear – Computerworld
Microsoft Corp. released most of the pricing schemes for its upcoming Azure cloud computing platform earlier this month, but it’s still unclear how the service will be integrated into the long-term contracts the software vendor signs with its corporate customers.
Rackspace Hosting, a leading provider of hosting solutions, reportedly announced it has open sourced the specifications for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files APIs under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license.
New Supercomputer To Reel In Answers To Some Of Earth’s Problems – Science Daily
The newest supercomputer in town is almost 15 times faster than its predecessor and ready to take on problems in areas such as climate science, hydrogen storage and molecular chemistry.
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