Data Center News Roundup: Roofing, AI Take the Stage

In this week’s top data center news stories, AI in the data center, semiconductor investments, and the power of a data center roof.

Dylan Fisher, Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

August 11, 2023

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Data Center News Roundup: Top Data Center News
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With data center news moving faster than ever, we want to make it easy for data center professionals to cut through the noise and find the most important stories of the week.

The Data Center Knowledge News Roundup brings you the latest news and developments across the data center industry — from investments and mergers to security threats and industry trends.

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1. In the Data Center, High AI Hopes Meet Uncharted Waters

For many futurists, artificial intelligence (AI) stands as a beacon of technological promise. But will it live up to its hype in the data center space? According to Stephen Lawton, “The answer is a definitive: It depends.” While the potential is substantial, practical implementations of AI in the data center are still in the very early stages. In this story, Lawton investigates the current state of AI integration in an effort to dissect potential from reality.

2. Nvidia Showcases Next-Gen AI Tools at SIGGRAPH Conference

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of artificial intelligence in the data center, Nvidia used this year’s SIGGRAPH event to announce new cutting-edge AI technologies, Omniverse tools, and hardware offerings for enterprises and data center operators. Learn more about Nvidia’s planned releases and its promise to reshape data center paradigms in this story from Wylie Wong.

3. $11 Billion Chip Citadel: TSMC’s Ambitious German Expansion

Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is taking a significant step toward bolstering its European chip production by investing in an $11 billion facility in Dresden, Germany, alongside Infineon Technologies AG, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Robert Bosch GmbH. The plant will be supported by nearly $5 billion in German government subsidies, as the nation seeks to increase domestic semiconductor manufacturing and decrease its reliance on foreign chips.

4. How Can Chatbots Go Awry? Hackers Team With AI Firms to Find Out

As AI becomes more integrated into our daily lives, concerns about potential misuse and security vulnerabilities (from consumers, governments, and the corporations developing the tech) are on the rise. Dive into the world of the “ethical hackers” who are proactively testing AI chatbots to identify weaknesses that could lead to rogue AI behavior.

5. Roofs of Resilience: Architecting the Future of Data Center Roofs

While not as flashy as servers, cooling systems, and power management, data center roofing design plays a critical but often overlooked role in shaping data center operations. In this introduction, Christopher Tozzi looks at the recent developments in data center roofing and their impact on energy efficiency, sustainability, and overall operational effectiveness.

That’s all for this week. Which of these stories is most important to you? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author(s)

Dylan Fisher

Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

Dylan Fisher is the Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor at ITPro Today, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, and Network Computing. He's the author of "The Loneliest Band in France." He lives with his wife, Danielle, and their two adopted dogs, Rosie and Daisy, in Atlanta, GA.

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