Sun’s BlackBox In Manhattan

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Sun Microsystems continues to generate media attention with its Project Blackbox portable data center, which it has now taken on the road. On Monday the Blackbox-on-Wheels made a pit stop in Manhattan, as chronicled by Information Week:

At a spot normally occupied by yellow cabs and pretzel vendors, a mobile, 18-wheel data center crammed with millions of dollars worth of servers and other computer systems sat parked Monday afternoon outside New York City’s Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan. … (Sun eco-computing VP Dave) Douglas says the price will vary widely based on configuration but added that the trailer parked Monday outside Grand Central, which drew more than a few curious looks from passers-by, contained about $2.5 million worth of high-tech systems. Forget The Club, put a LoJack on that thing!

Must … resist … linking to the slideshow … Sorry, I’ve been caught up in the vast media gravitational field generated by the Blackbox. So here’s the slideshow offering a look inside (including the Big Red Button).

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.

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