Wireless data centers could be faster, cheaper, greener
(Phys.org)—Cornell computer scientists have proposed an innovative wireless design that could greatly reduce the cost and power consumption of massive cloud computing data centers, while improving performance.
Google uses machine learning at data centers in efficiency drive
Research could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms
Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.
Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards
(AP)—With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the U.S. Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit.
'Brown ocean' can fuel inland tropical cyclones
In the summer of 2007, Tropical Storm Erin stumped meteorologists. Most tropical cyclones dissipate after making landfall, weakened by everything from friction and wind shear to loss of the ocean as a source ...
Intel, SGI test 3M fluids for cooling effects
Google Internet Stats Introduced
Silent nozzle extinguisher does not harm hard disks
Siemens has developed a very quiet nozzle for gas extinguishing systems. The system is especially suitable for use in computer centers that store sensitive data. Thats because loud noise can cause hard ...
Manure could fuel data centers, HP scientists say
Giving new meaning to the term "server farm," a team of Hewlett-Packard researchers has come up with a plan for combining cow chips and computer chips to build an environmentally friendly data center -- powered ...
$1B Switch data center near Reno will be world's biggest
The largest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno—the world's biggest data center.
CloudFlare tackles lost SSL key risk with Keyless SSL
Local weather patterns affect beliefs about global warming, researchers find
Local weather patterns temporarily influence people's beliefs about evidence for global warming, according to research by political scientists at New York University and Temple University. Their study, which appears in the ...
Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet
Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet."
Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center
Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building.