TAG: Green servers

Data Furnaces

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There are many ways to hide from the winter but I recently read a paper presented in “Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing” that proposes the idea of using cloud server generated heat to warm up houses instead of a furnace or room heaters . This paper titled “The Data Furnace: Heating Up with Cloud Computing “ was co-authored by Jie Liu, Michel Goraczko, Christian Belady and Sean James from Microsoft Research and Jiakang Lu and Kamin Whitehouse, from the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. The paper puts forward the idea of dispersing the cloud servers amongst homes instead of having a… read more

Green servers

Green servers

Intel launches its latest power-smart servers, and challenger AMD buys low-power server startup SeaMicro. Intel has launched its latest iteration of green servers, the Xeon processor E5-2600 product family. The new processors are 50 percent more efficient than the previous Xeon line, and connect to Intel’s Data Center Manager, which links its real-time power and thermal data to existing system management consoles. This follows the news last week that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was buying SeaMicro, maker of a new class of power-sipping server chips. Intel forecasts that there will be 15 billion connected devices and over 3 billion connected… read more