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Amazon Web Services Unveils High Memory Instances

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Amazon Web Services continues to expand its applicability in the high-end computing world. The newest enhancement is a workhorse of an instance designed for real-time, high memory needs, called the High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large instance type. Read More

Silicon Photonics: The Data Center at Light Speed

Multiple innovative products were unveiled at the show including this rack design. Quanta partnered with Intel in producing this Open Compute Project compliant rack (prototype shown) which will use silicon photonics. This ultra-low latency technology will increase the speed at which components in the rack can speak to each other. The forthcoming silicon photonics technology will enable 100 Gbps interconnects, which is enough bandwidth to serve multiple processor generations. This technology could allow  components that previously needed to be bound to the same motherboard to be spread out within a rack.

Intel has developed a prototype of a “photonic rack” with high-speed connections that allow new approaches to server design that separate components like CPUs and storage, allowing them to be upgraded independently. Here’s a video overview. Read More

CyrusOne Completes IPO, Shares Trade Higher on NASDAQ

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CyrusOne has completed its IPO, pricing its initial sale of shares at $19, above the projected range of $16 to $18, indicating healthy demand for shares of the colocation provider. Shares rise in early trading before settling back to about $21 a share in mid-afternoon. Read More

CoreSite Plans Major Data Center in Northern NJ

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CoreSite Realty has purchased a 280,000 square foot building in Secaucus, New Jersey for a new data center, and expects to invest $65 million to buy the facility and redevelop the initial phase of 65,000 square feet of data center space. Read More

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