News tagged with server farms

Rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics

RUB engineers have developed a new concept for accelerating data transfer in server farms. To this end, the team at the Chair of Photonics and Terahertz Technology applies a quantum-mechanical variable, i.e. the spin. RUBIN, ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in General Physics
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Pushing the envelope in power electronics

U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. Global electrical ...

dateAug 12, 2014 in Engineering
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Cloud-computing platform for robots launched

(Phys.org) —Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and ...

dateMar 11, 2013 in Robotics
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Putting more cores to work in server farms

(Phys.org)—EPFL scientists have found that reorganizing the inner architecture of the processors used in massive data processing centers can yield significant energy savings. Their work is part of the EcoCloud program.

dateNov 26, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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DBToaster breaks up data jams in server farms

Databases have revolutionized the business world. Every bottle of shampoo you buy, every purchase you make, is just one more data point sent out to your bank's and your supermarket's servers. This enormous quantity of detailed ...

dateSep 21, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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What will Facebook do with all its cash?

What's Facebook going to do with all that money? Depending on the price it sets for its shares, the company is on track to raise $6.1 billion to $6.8 billion in its initial public offering. Facebook's new wealth will be added ...

dateMay 18, 2012 in Business
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Clean energy becomes a selling point

As somewhat bewildered Apple shoppers in San Francisco, New York and Toronto learned firsthand this month, Greenpeace has a new enemy: dirty data. To attract attention to its report, "How Clean Is My Cloud?" - which draws ...

dateMay 16, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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