For your weekend reading, here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:
How Red Hat Is Dealing With the Spectre of the CPU Meltdown - Software fixes being released to deal with Spectre and Meltdown will be with us for as long as the current generations of CPUs remain in use.
New Supercomputer to Extend NOAA's Weather Predictions by Six Days - The administration says two new Dell systems being added to existing IBM and Cray clusters in Virginia and Florida data centers will boost its compute power by one third and storage by 60 percent, extending its visibility into future weather from 10 to 16 days.
Investor GI Buys Ericsson’s Troubled Montreal Data Center - The key investor and landlord in the US data center industry is expanding north of the border, pitching the 11MW site for “scale and hyper-scale deployments.” Ericsson will lease a portion of the facility.
AI’s Biggest Impact in the Data Center is Cybersecurity - AI tools can handle more data than human security pros ever can and find anomalies that are invisible to humans.
AI in Data Center Management: What It Means for Staffing and Processes - Machine learning promises to usher in a new era of advanced data center management, but many facilities still have a long way to go from arcane, spreadsheet-based management habits to the automation Promised Land.