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Intel Launches SeaCliff Trail SDN Platform

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At the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) , Intel introduced a reference platform for open, simplified networking comprised of a SeaCliff Trail Reference Board, a top of rack switch with a series of ASICs created through Fulcrum Microsystems. Read More

Facebook’s Servers Stay Warm en Route to Arctic Circle

Officials in Sweden are pretty excited about the new Facebook data center in Lulea, as illustrated by this huge ice sculpture of the "Like" symbol.

Facebook is considering using environmentally controlled trucks to make deliveries to its new data center in Sweden. Why? It’s not the cold, it’s the humidity, which creates challenges as equipment is transported and installed, when it may move from outdoors to indoors. Read More

Hardcore Becomes LiquidCool, Eyes Server Market

The Liquid Blade from Hardcore Computer, which immerses blade servers in dielectric fluid coolant. Sun co-founder Scott McNealy is now an advisor to Hardcore.

Hardcore Computer is retooling its business to focus on licensing its liquid cooling technologies for servers and high performance computing. As part of that shift, the company is changing its name to LiquidCool Solutions and will discontinue manufacturing PCs, workstations and servers. Read More

Dell Unveils ARM-based Server Ecosystem

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This week Dell unveiled an ARM-based server ecosystem to support the development and testing of ARM-based applications and solutions. Dell believes the ARM-based server market is approaching an inflection point. Read More

How Open Compute is a Win for Rackspace

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In the battle for the hyper-scale data center, long-dominant server OEMs like Dell and HP are doing battle with a growing challenge from firms offering custom server designs. If you’re looking for the front lines in this battle, look no farther than companies like Rackspace Hosting. Read More

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