Author Archives: Rich Miller

About Rich Miller

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.

AFCOM Expands Conference Schedule, Adding Regional Events

AFCOM President Tom Roberts greeted Data Center World fall attendees in Orlando. He spoke about the need for data center managers to focus on learning about what's coming in the future, or "what's over the next hill."

AFCOM, the industry association for data center professionals, is expanding its conference schedule with a series of regional events in 2014, the group said today. The addition of six AFCOM Symposium events fills out an active 2014 agenda for the group, which includes two Data Center World conferences in the U.S. as well as one in the Asia/Pacific region. Read More

Bitcoin Mining Arms Race Boosting Interest in Liquid Cooling

These racks are filled with high-density servers immersed in cooling fluid. The installation in Hong Kong was created by Applied Control using 3M's Novec fluid. (Photo: Applied Control)

There’s a computing arms race going on in the world of bitcoin mining. Interest in the digital crypto-currency is driving the development of specialized hardware using FPGAs and ASIC chips, which are selling out almost as fast as they can be built. This is also prompting the creation of high-density data center designs, which in turn is boosting interest in liquid cooling solutions Read More