Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 11th

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A design of the plans for the CyrusOne data center project in Phoenix. This week Cincinnati Bell announced plans for an IPO for CyrusOne. (Image: CyrusOne)

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

CyrusOne Files for IPO as REIT – Cincinnati Bell (CBB) has filed for its data center subsidiary CyrusOne to make an initial public offering of $300 million of its common stock. As Data Center Knowledge reported in May, Cincinnati Bell said that it may operate CyrusOne as a real estate investment trust (REIT), a corporate structure used by other large data center developers.

DOE Announces Funding for ‘Extreme Scale’ Supercomputers – The federal government has awarded $62 million in contracts to advance “extreme scale” supercomputing, hoping to create machines that can deliver 1,000 times the performance of today’s fastest computers.

As Equinix Expands in NJ, No Drag from NYSE – When NYSE Technologies prepared to open its new data center in northern New Jersey, there was some concern from analysts that the NYSE’s expanded offering might have a negative impact on colocation firms selling space to high-speed traders. But recent data from one provider suggests it may have had the opposite effect.

Facebook’s Energy Use Focused in Colo Space – Over the past two years, Facebook has been building some of the world’s most efficient data centers. But when it comes to its total infrastructure, Facebook’s leased space accounts for 85 percent of its data center energy use, and will continue to have a big impact on its carbon footprint for several more years.

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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.