Scotland lures ‘green’ computer centres – Financial Times
Close to the small town of Lockerbie, the development would use local wind farms, a biomass plant and heat transferfrom the data centre to provide renewable energy for more than 700 homes. LDC, which has purchased the 110 hectare site, is backed by Royal Bank of Scotland and R&D Construction Group, the biggest builders in south-west Scotland.
Of Cloud and High Performance Computing Clusters – The Virtualization Blog – AMD
Now you might ask, “what do these events have in common?” The answer -the heart and soul of both HPC and Cloud Computing is the “compute cluster” -an approach that links groups of computers together and has been driven into mainstream by x86 computers. And while the applications these clusters are driving and the data they are delivering might be drastically different – there are some basic commonalities on an infrastructure level.
VMsafe APIs reassure wary IT security professionals – SearchServerVirtualization.com
Altor claims its latest virtual firewall represents something of a first in the industry: The company claims its product is the first to integrate with the so-called fast-path mode of the VMsafe network APIs. Under that architecture, security inspections are performed alongside the ESX hypervisor kernel rather than in a virtual appliance on the host. This approach provides better performance and easier configuration, the company claims.
Yahoo! alters plan slightly for Lockport site – Buffalo News
Ciolko also said the complex, which is to be laid out northwest to southeast, is being rotated about 10 degrees clockwise.
“That has to do with the prevailing winds during the months we need cooling,” Ciolko said. Computer modeling by Yahoo!’s designers realigned the pods so the prevailing winds will blow directly into louvers on the sides of the buildings.
Windows 7 to Reduce Energy Consumption – Tom’s Hardware
The upcoming operating system is also smarter in power management when idle. Katz said that Windows 7 is better able to manage power saving at times even between keystrokes, which should not only reduce the electricity bill but also stretch laptop battery times.