Data Center Design

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’

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

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

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

The Briefcase Server: Maybe Too Portable?

Here’s a look at the “data center in a briefcase,” a personal project in which Jimmy Pike, the director of system architecture at Dell’s Data Center Solutions, built two servers and some solid state storage drives into a briefcase. Read More

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