Posted By Rich Miller On October 17, 2006 @ 8:41 am In Sun Microsystems,Technology | Comments Disabled
Painted black with a lime green Sun logo, the system can consist of up to seven tightly packed racks of 35 server computers based on either Sun’s Niagara Sparc processor or an Opteron chip from Advanced Micro Devices. The system includes sensors to detect tampering or movement and features a large red button to shut it down in an emergency. Once plugged in, it requires just five minutes to be ready to run applications. Sun has applied for five patents on the design of the system, including a water-cooling technique that focuses chilled air directly on hot spots within individual computing servers. The system, which Sun refers to as “cyclonic cooling,” makes it possible to create a data center that is five times as space-efficient as traditional data centers, and 10 percent to 15 percent more power-efficient, Mr. Schwartz said.Sun’s concept envisions the containerized data centers being deployed quickly in warehouse space to provide quick expansion for rapidly-throwing IT infrastructure. The units might be of particular interest to companies transitioning to new data centers, or those who reach capacity at their existing data center before a new one is completed.
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 Jonathan Schwartz was talking about: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Oct/13/what_is_jonathan_schwartz_talking_about.html
 early preview: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/technology/17sun.html?_r=1&ref=technology&oref=slogin
 CNet: http://news.com.com/2100-1015_3-6126422.html?part=rss&tag=6126422&subj=news
 data center in a container : http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20051117.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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