Great Debate: High Density vs. Lower Density

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Today’s installment from the Intel “great debate” panels examines the move to higher density server installations in data centers, and differing perspectives on how best to manage density. The panel includes much discussion of how to define “high density” and the economics of data center space. Presenting the case for high-density computing are David Driggers from Verari Systems, David Moss of Dell and David Segar of IDC Architects. The team advocating for lower density includes Christian Belady of Microsoft, and James Shuder and Mukesh Khattar from Oracle. This video runs about 1 hour.

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About the Author

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.

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  1. Ken Burner

    These debates are very interesting. Are the slides available somewhere?