Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: November 20, 2020

Western Express VP of IT tells the tale of recovery after a tornado, colocation experts explain how the industry has changed, RISC-V gets closer to prime time, and more.

Data Center Knowledge

November 20, 2020

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A building on the campus of Western Express's corporate headquarters in Nashville after being destroyed by a tornado on March 3, 2020.Western Express

How Western Express Recovered After a Tornado Wiped Out Its Data Center - When a tornado hit Nashville in March, it wiped out the transportation company's headquarters, including the data center hosting systems crucial for its operations.

What Data Center Colocation Is Today, and Why It’s Changed - Data center colocation has become about much more than connectivity, space, and power. Here’s what’s changed.

SiFive Pushes Open Source RISC-V Chip Architecture Closer to Prime Time - The open source RISC-V silicon specification flexes it's muscle with a new developers' board its maker, SiFive, is calling a PC.

Top500: Japan’s Fugaku Still the World’s Fastest Supercomputer - Growth of the cumulative computing power of Top500 systems is slowing down, pushing Moore’s Law closer to obsolescence.

Open Compute Project Releases Hardware Root of Trust Spec for Data Centers - Launched to help hyperscalers, the spec is expected to help smaller data center operators achieve hyperscaler-level security, too.

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