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Servers That Generate Their Own Power

A diagram of how thermoelectric technology could be harnessed to use the heat from a bank of servers to generate energy (click for larger version of diagram).

What if your web server could generate its own power? Applied Methodologies Inc. has been working for several years to develop prototypes of servers and switches that use waste heat to generate power. Read More

Active Power Secures $12.5 Million

Critical Power solutions provider Active Power (ACPW) announced Wednesday that it has secured a new multi-year credit facility through Silicon Valley Bank. The $12.5 million line of credit replaces a $6 million credit facility set to expire later this year. Read More

Data Centers With No UPS or Generator?

Is the data center industry ready for a data center with no UPS and no generators? That seems like a radical concept. But Yahoo is considering going without UPS and generators for some future data center projects, and some designers are urging clients to examine whether some IT load can run without UPS support. Read More

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