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AMD Empowers APU Software


AMD announced it is enabling its accelerated processing units for next-generation servers through advancements in software tools developed by AMD, and in collaboration with technology partners and the open source community. The news was released during AMD’s annual APU13 Developer Summit in San Jose this week. Read More

Microsoft Will Use Fuel Cells to Create Self-Powered Racks

Serious Server Density: Packed racks of servers in an IT-PAC at the new Microsoft data center in Quincy, Washington (Photo: Microsoft Corp.)

Microsoft wants to bring power generation inside the rack, and make data centers cheaper and greener in the process. The company says it will test racks with built-in fuel cells, a move that would eliminate the need for expensive power distribution systems seen in traditional data centers. Read More

Portugal Telecom’s High-Concept Green Data Center


Portugal Telcom recently unveiled an ambitious new data center project that seeks to combine progressive architecture, sustainability and the latest in IT technology. The $120 million complex opened with 37 customers, and is expected to eventually span 800,000 square feet. Read More

Swimming Storage: Helium Hard Drives Use Immersion Cooling


On Monday, HGST announced a new Helium-filled hard drive, which boosts storage capacity by reducing drag. Because they’re hermetically sealed, the drives are ideal for immersion cooling. At Cloud Expo, HGST showed off an immersion cooling implementation of its Ultrastar He6 drive. Read More

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