Data Center Design

Open Sourcing Data Center Design

Can the principles of open source software transform the data center industry? A group of industry veterans are teaming with the University of Missouri to test-drive an open source data center design and engineering initiative. Read More

Building Up: Nine-Foot High Server Racks

Some data center users are building up, rather than out. By using oversize racks that are 9 feet tall instead of the standard 7 feet, they are able to pack more servers into each square foot of data center space. Read More

Bick Group Acquires Cloud Consultants

Bick Group has announced the acquisition of Blue Mountain Labs (BML), a consulting firm focused on the adoption of cloud computing within enterprise and government organizations. BML was founded by David Linthicum, a thought leader in the cloud computing and service oriented architecture (SOA) space. Read More

HP, Eaton Team on Pod-Style Enclosures

A grant for $7.4 million from the Department of Energy will accelerate the development of new enclosures that can improve the energy efficiency of existing data centers, according to HP and Eaton Corp., which are teaming on the project. Read More

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind 'Avatar'

It takes a lot of rendering horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies like James Cameron’s new Avatar. Here’s a look at the high-density data center in New Zealand where Weta Digital brings the mythical worlds of Middle Earth and Pandora to life. Read More

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind ‘Avatar’

A look at some of the high-density serer and netwokring gear inside the Wwta Digital data center used to render the animation for the new James Cameron movie "Avatar."

It takes a lot of rendering horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies like James Cameron’s new Avatar. Here’s a look at the high-density data center in New Zealand where Weta Digital brings the mythical worlds of Middle Earth and Pandora to life. Read More

Wild New Design: Data Center in A Silo

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The CLUMEQ supercomputing center in Quebec has transformed a 65-foot tall cement silo into a data center. Rings of cabinets within the silo (which previously housed a Van de Graaf particle accelerator) are cooled via an exterior cold air plenum, with a “hot core” in the center of the silo. Read More

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