Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

SeaMicro Powers Massive LAN Party on Wheels


The Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit (MGU) is a 48-foot bus packed with 20 high-end AMD gaming stations, which can support LANs of up to 3,000 people and connect gamers from any location to millions of others around the world. It’s an achievement that requires packing a lot of server power into a small space – in this case, with an AMD SeaMicro server.. Read More

Dell, Teradata, Brocade Focus on Healthcare Tech

The healthcare industry is increasingly looking to IT vendors to help them manage the influx of patient data, as well as the shift to electronic health records. Dell, Teradata and Brocade all unveiled news announcements at this week’s 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference. Read More

Baidu Deploys Marvell ARM-Based Cloud Server


There’s been lots of buzz about adapting the ARM chips that power iPhones and iPads into servers, but few examples of these processors being used in production. Here’s one: Marvell (MRVL) said this week that its chipset is included in the first┬ácommercial deployment of ARM-based servers at Chinese search engine… Read More