Items tagged with data centers

Samsung says it's now mass producing what it claims is the most advanced DDR4 memory in the world. Built on 20nm-class process technology, Samsung's 16GB and 32GB DDR4 memory modules will find homes in enterprise servers and next-generation, large-scale data centers, the South Korean memory maker said. "The adoption of ultra-high-speed DDR4 in next-generation server systems this year will initiate a push toward advanced premium memory across the enterprise," said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. "After providing cutting-edge performance... Read more...
AMD has six data centers around the world, but the company is trying to consolidate to just three. It’s not hard to imagine why this would be a good strategy--maximizing resources such as CPUs and server space and achieving optimal power efficiency with regard to electricity and cooling saves piles of money. Having half as many facilities to deal with could certainly make that an easier task. However, one of the areas that AMD is apparently weighing heavily in its consolidation strategy is software licensing fees and associated taxes. The company’s 3,000 engineers use electronic design... Read more...
Data centers are notorious energy pigs. Can cloud computing be the cure? Yes, according to a growing body of research. A new study released by Pike Research shows that if businesses were to adopt cloud computing instead of building out their own data centers, by 2020 they could cut data center energy consumption worldwide by one-third over 2010's levels. Given that emissions from data centers worldwide is approaching the carbon dioxide emissions of the country of Argentina, that reduction is significant. The report says: “Pike Research forecasts that data centers will consume 139.8 terawatt... Read more...
The inconvenient truth about data centers is that they consume lots of power. In addition to running a building-full of systems and storage devices 24/7, power is also consumed for networking equipment, cooling, battery backups, and even to support more modest human needs, such as lights and coffee makers. Both economically and socially, the United States is growing more conscientious of the need for power conservation. That's where programs like Energy Star take an active role. You've probably seen Energy Star stickers on air conditioners and refrigerators. "Energy Star is a joint program... Read more...