Data Center Industry Links for June 16th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 16th:

  • Data center coalition pushes to join Missouri legislative agenda – A statewide coalition of businesses, labor unions and economic development groups is pressuring Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to add data center incentives to the agenda for a special legislative session he may call in the next few days. From the Kansas City Business Journal.
  • Voltaire, NASDAQ OMX, HP Partner on Trading Platform for Singapore Exchange – Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out datacenter fabrics, today announced that it is collaborating with NASDAQ OMX and HP to deliver an ultra-fast, next-generation equities trading platform to Singapore Exchange (SGX). From HPC Wire.
  • Data center consolidation improves cross-agency cooperation – The government’s data center consolidation effort is emerging as an enabler of information sharing between agencies, a panel of intelligence and security officials said Tuesday. From Government Computer News.
  • How tape dies – Storage Newsletter reports that Tape Drive and Media Revenues Decreased by 25% in 2009. But $1.5B markets don’t die overnight – even dropping 25% a year. Tape will be around for a long time to come. From StorageMojo.
  • LLNL creates 100+TB flash array with Fusion-io – Flash storage vendor Fusion-io announced today that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has used their MLC-based flash technology to create a 100+ TB array as part of the Hyperion Data Intensive Testbed. From InsideHPC.
  • Supercomputing’s future: Is it CPU or GPU? – In the world of high-performance computing, graphics processing units are the talk of the town. But all that debate makes it no easier to identify their future place in the greater scheme of things, says Andrew Jones. From ZDNet UK.

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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.