Data Center Design

Blue Waters: Awesome Power, Awesome Efficiency

The Blue Waters Supercomputer was unveiled Wednesday on the campus of the University of Illinois. The water-cooled supercomputer features the latest IBM technologies and is housed in a new data center facility with an expected PUE of 1.2. Read More

BICSI Data Center Design Standard Released

BICSI has announced the release of its newest standard, BICSI 002-2010, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, which addresses requirements that should be considered when planning and building a data center. Read More

Yahoo is Ready for A Data Center Revolution

Scott Noteboom of Yahoo speaks at the 7x24 Exchange conference Wednesday in Boca Raton, Fla.

Yahoo’s Scott Noteboom sees a historic opportunity for the data center industry to rethink long-held assumptions about humidity and temperature. “There are times during revolutions when you can do new things,” said Noteboom. Read More

Moving Beyond ‘Babysitting Servers’

After years of living in air-conditioned, brightly-lit rooms, servers are now seeing a change in their surroundings. Is the data center industry ready to put servers in warmer, darker environs? Or will uneasiness among management and customers limit the impact of this trend? Read More

Yahoo Computing Coop: Shape of Things to Come?

An aerial view of the Yahoo data center in Lockport, N.Y.

The Yahoo Computing Coop (YCC) is the culmination of a five-year effort to completely rethink the company’s data center design. Yahoo says its unusual new data center in Lockport, N.Y. will operate with far greater efficiency than its previous designs. Read More

Earthquakes and Data Centers

What happens inside the data center during an earthquake? Here’s a look at several different approaches to earthquake remediation at the rack level and the building level. Read More

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