Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of Feb. 19

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week:

  • Late Night Comics Have Sport With Watson – The IBM Jeopardy Challenge has captured the public’s imagination. That includes the joke writers on late night comedy shows, who featured Watson in some of their monologues and skits this week.
  • MobileMe: Cloudy Front End for the iDataCenter? – Why did Apple build a 500,000 square foot data center? A possible explanation has emerged: Apple expected it would already be storing iTunes media libraries in the iDataCenter by this time – only to have a major retooling of its MobileMe service delayed by licensing talks.
  • Dell Targets HPC With PowerEdge C6145 Server – Dell today announced new products from its Data Center Solutions (DCS) division, which is leveraging its experience building custom servers for the largest cloud computing providers and adapting those innovations into its PowerEdge C line of servers. The latest example is the PowerEdge C6145, a new many-core server targeting the high-performance computing (HPC) market.
  • Vantage Completes Santa Clara Data Center – Vantage Data Centers announced today that it has completed construction on its first data center in Santa Clara, Calif. and has already leased wholesale data center space to leading Internet and semiconductor companies based in Silicon Valley.
  • Russo Plans Large NJ Data Center Development – Data center developers continue to target central New Jersey for major new projects. Russo Development is planning a large data center development on 71 acres of land it has acquired in Somerset County, New Jersey

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About the Author

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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