Roundup: MicroServer, Server Farms, Windmills

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Here’s a quick roundup of interesting data center links from the weekend:

  • In its Lilliputian Data Center Challenge, The Register profiles several “microservers” from Japan’s Plat’Home, including one measuring 9 inches by 4 inches by 1.3 inches, and another at 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.5 inches.
  • The Kansas City Star ran a Saturday feature on Server Farms Becoming a Cash Crop in the Midwest, featuring Google’s interest in Oklahoma and Iowa, and whether this trend helps Kansas City residents get their search results faster.
  • Remember the Fall River, Massachusetts data center project using 300-foot-high wind turbines? The Fall River Herald News has a follow-up story with an interesting wrinkle: the project backed by locals Roland Patenaude and Karen Charette includes a third partner “who runs a large Boston data center and is not ready to be named.”

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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.