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US school offers first-of-a-kind graduate degree in data center engineering
Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a...
HP envisions the holistic data center
Hewlett-Packard has launched a set of services designed to help organizations manage their data centers more efficiently, using the principles of...
Data centers play fast and loose with reliability credentials
How reliable is your data center service provider? Perhaps not as reliable as you think.
A look around Greenpeace's unique Rainbow Warrior
Greenpeace brought it's new Rainbow Warrior ship to the San Francisco Bay this week and we got a chance to have a look around. The first campaign...
Greenpeace tips hat to Facebook, Google for renewable energy use
Greenpeace has often been critical of big data-center operators like Facebook for their impact on the environment, but on Wednesday it said some...
Microsoft: Fuel-cell powered data centers cost less, improve reliability
Data centers powered by fuel cells, not the public power grid, could cut both capital and operational costs, improve reliability, pollute less and...
Intel partners to expand app-level energy management
Intel has partnered with startup TSO Logic in a move that should give more companies tools to track how much power their server applications consume.
Data center innovator Ken Brill dies at 68
Ken Brill, founder of the Uptime Institute and a forward thinker in data center design and operations, died this week at the age of 68, the Institute...
Intel will offer 'Broadwell' SOC to battle Calxeda, AMD
Intel has updated its road map with a new, low-power server chip to help it ward off competition from Calxeda and other makers of low-power chips.
Seven things you need to know about hardware disposal
From the first day that you plug in a new piece of IT hardware, the clock starts ticking toward the day when it will be pulled out of service.
Big data project aims to improve Dutch flood control, save the government millions
A big data project called Digital Delta aims to investigate how to transform flood control and the management of the entire Dutch water system and...
Why Apple was bad for the environment (and why that's changing)
Why doesn't Apple have a better environmental record? For a company built by a group of long-haired Californian hippies, it's taken Apple a...
Swedish data center saves $1 million a year using seawater for cooling
A data center in Sweden has cut its energy bills by a million dollars a year using seawater to cool its servers, though jellyfish are an occasional...
Data centers show signs of 'green fatigue'
A new survey from the Uptime Institute suggests fatigue is setting in when it comes to making data centers greener, and it may be partly due to...
Networks in 2020: More traffic, less energy
Networks could use far less energy by 2020 even though they'll be carrying much more traffic, an industry group says.
Apple shows support for victims of Chinese earthquake
Apple has updated the Chinese strand of its website to offer respect to victims of the Sichuan Yaan earthquake, which has left over 200 dead and a...
Being green and the madness of crowds
Some time ago I had a call with a company that ran data centers they claimed were "green." Their argument for their greenness was they purchased...
Trade groups look for uses for recycled CRT glass
An electronics and a recycling trade group are looking for ways to reuse recycled cathode ray tube (CRT) glass from computer monitors and television...
Smartphone usage driving up greenhouse gas emissions: report
Exponential growth in the use of computers, smartphones and other networked devices could cause the environmental impact of the ICT sector to...
EBay develops 'miles per gallon' metric for data centers
There's a maxim in the data center business that you can't manage what you can't measure, and eBay has come up with the mother of all...