Users Press Intel, AMD on Low Power Chips

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Data center operators are spending lots of time and money trying to power and cool their high density server installations. The trend has boosted demand for advanced data centers that can support the additional power, and still keep the data center cool. As electricity bills continue to rise, some users are pressing chip manufacturers for help, according to eWeek. “Lower-power chips are expected to be the focal point of the Intel Developer Forum, which kicks off March 7 in San Francisco,” the article notes. “The big question is whether chip makers, which are beginning to tout more energy-efficient processors as a step toward creating lower-power servers, can ride to the rescue.” eWeek handicaps the low-power initiatives from Intel and AMD. Read more.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.