FOCUS NEWS TECH & INDUSTRY
Issue 19, January 2012
COOLING Emerson has created floor- mounted chilled water cooling product it said offers more power using up to 65% less energy, perfect for cooling cloud environments. It has completely redesigned the way its Liebert cooling system works for the Liebert PCW with a new chassis and internal components for optimized air flow, from the coil angle to the electrical panel with the solution that can scale from 30kW to 230kW.
IBM researchers demonstrated the first transistor with sub-10nm channel lengths, outperforming competing silicon-based devices at these length scales, it said. It is expected that computers with in the next decade will use transistors with channel lengths below 10nm, a length scale at which conventional silicon technology will have extreme difficulty performing.
Bull is releasing a generation of direct
supercomputers that use liquid as close as possible to the server to draw out heat in 2012 Q2. Its bullx B700 DLC series systems can be used to cool up to 80kW per rack, compared with 40kW currently, by doing cooling inside the blade itself, reducing the need for cooling outside of the cabinet.
Eaton launched a range of enclosure power distribution units (ePDU’s) that provide intelligent power distribution and data centers energy monitoring. The range includes managed and advanced monitored ePDU’s and a new switched range.
Cummins unveiled a 3.5MW generator it says will change the way users perceive diesel-powered engines. The C3000 uses Cummins’ new QSK95 engine, a 95-liter machine that ensures fast ramp-up to
INDUSTRY NEWS M&A
The assets of North of England based modular liquid cooling company Iceotope have been bought by a consortium which includes its original engineering team backed by a seven figure investment sum.
Private equity firm The Gores Group completed the acquisition of Texan fiber network and data center operator Alpheus Communications.
terms of the deal were not disclosed.
APPOINTMENTS/MOVES CyrusOne has hired another
FINANCE The famous American billionaire
maximum power, taking advantage of faster transient response from four compact turbochargers, according to the manufacturer.
AMD released its AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series of processors it says have up to 84% better performance and increased scalability for virtualization. The servers come with up to 73% greater memory bandwidth and half the power per core, bringing down costs and floor space.
HP unveiled a new line of ProLiant G7 servers powered by AMD’s newest Opteron 6200 series processors. It said its new servers beat predecessors in efficiency, scalability and performance.
nlyte Software launched DCIM version 6.2, which it says is the first such solution to provide large-scale data center project
lifecycle management. It allows customers to auto-allocate hundreds of assets, easily create what-if models and automatically convert those into actionable project plans.
iTRACS teamed up with Intel to find a data center energy efficiency metric to address shortcomings of The Green
Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric. Elizabeth Given, iTRACS president and CEO, said PUE – which compares total power into a facility with the amount of power used to run the IT equipment – is useful but does not count interrelated costs of storage, space and networking.
Huawei launched two containerized data centers designed for high density deployments both inside and outside with reduced power consumption and fast deployment in mind.
C-Level executive, COO Michael Duckett, who previously worked as COO of CoreLink Data Centers LLC and Terremark Worldwide as SVP of operations. Duckett’s hire follows the appointment of CTO Kevin Timmons earlier this year.
Warren Buffett accumulated about US$10.6bn in IBM stock over 2011, an unusual move for the investor typically known to steer away from technology companies. He said he and his team started buying the company’s stock because he was impressed with its 2010 financial results. Buffett revealed the purchase of about 64m shares in IBM ( about 5.5% of the company) by his Berkshire Hathaway fund since March in an interview broadcast live on CNBC.
Equinix said it will buy back up to US$250m of shares between now and December 31, 2012.St
eve Smith, CEO of Equinix, said he believes
Equinix’s stock is undervalued and the repurchase is an efficient way to enhance shareholder value.
Flywheel manufacturer Beacon Power filed for bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported.
the company’s bankruptcy papersfiled in the US Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, Beacon CEO William Capp said the current economic and political climate, the financing terms mandated by DOE, and Beacon’s recent delisting notice from NASDAQ severely restricted its access to additional investment through equity markets.
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