The ISC16 conference showcased the next generation of hardware to power HPC workloads, including Intel’s Xeon Phi processor, a powerful new GPU accelerator from NVIDIA, and Fujitsu’s embrace of low-power ARM processors for a major supercomputer.
What will the data center look like in 5 years or 10 years? Here’s a closer look at the Internet of Things, virtual reality and machine learning, and what these new technologies may mean for the data centers that power your business and livelihood.
If virtual reality becomes widely adopted, it will require a major expansion of the world’s networks and data centers. We look at the infrastructure implications, and how Facebook and the telecom sector are preparing for a VR future.
The Internet of Things will lead to new types of data centers in new places, optimized around the needs of machine-to-machine (M2M) workloads and the analytics that mine these oceans of data for business insights.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence have arrived in the data center. This trend is changing the face of the hyperscale server farm, as racks begin to fill with ASICs, GPUs, FPGAs and supercomputers.
The explosive growth of cloud computing has prompted Google to go vertical with its server farms, shifting from single-story designs to four-story data centers. This allows Google to pack more servers into the same real estate footprint.
Ascent Corp. has opened a data center in Plano, a suburb about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas that has emerged as one of the leading beneficiaries of the data center building boom in the greater Dallas market.
Vantage Data Centers plans a major expansion of its campus in Santa Clara, Calif. the company announced today. Vantage intends to build two new data centers, adding 21 megawatts of IT capacity for tenants.
Improving data center energy efficiency is an important goal. There are a variety of complex business and technical issues which interact that can affect the design, as well as the present and future operating conditions over the operating life of the data center.
Expect to see more acquisitions in coming months as the data center sector continues to consolidate, say the five panelists on our Data Center Executive Roundtable. Some deals will focus on scale, some on geography, and others on specialization.
An offbeat idea hatched in a lab at Facebook has now evolved into a new class of optical cold storage. Both Sony and Panasonic have developed data archiving systems using robots to retrieve data stored on high-capacity Blu-Ray discs.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Bryon Miller, Senior Vice President of Operations at FORTRUST, discusses the 5 critical components of a Data Center Infrastructure Management and Systems Monitoring.
Working with modern cloud and data center technologies isn’t always an easy task. Today, we’re seeing a boom in cloud adoption and data center utilization. Still, through all of this adoption and cloud deployment – it’s pretty much impossible to escape the conversation around data center security.
Charting the future of data centers and cloud computing. We write about what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there. We tell the story of the digital economy through the data center facilities that power cloud computing and the people who build them.
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