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Google’s recycled paper mill datacenter uses seawater for green cooling

Google’s recycled paper mill datacenter uses seawater for green cooling

We all know that Google is big on green. The company has huge investments in solar power, wind power, and more green sources of renewable energy. This green push isn't something new at Google; it's been going on for years. Way back in 2009 Google bought an abandoned paper mill located in Hamina, Finland at a price right at $52 million. Placing a high-tech datacenter for a company as big as Google inside a 56-year-old abandoned paper mill seems very strange at first glance.

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Ivy Bridge-based Xeons a possibility from Intel in the spring

Ivy Bridge-based Xeons a possibility from Intel in the spring

The Xeon E5 launch earlier this year from chipmaker Intel could be possibly matched by a plethora of Ivy Bridge-based models soon to be released after, based on a tentative processor roadmap. After releasing 18 E5 chips based on the current Sandy Bridge architecture, Intel may be slated to have 11 Xeons arrive in the spring based on the new 2012 design, claimed Digitimes. Billed as Ivy Bridge-H2, these would include "Xeon E3 chips like the E3-1290v2 in bulk costs of $189 to $884, as well as E5s from $192 to $1,440, one of which would be the E5-2470", according to Electronista.

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AMD outs Opteron 6200/4200 and Zurich cloud pipeline

AMD outs Opteron 6200/4200 and Zurich cloud pipeline

AMD has revealed its latest Opteron processor line-up, offering up to 16 cores and 84-percent more performance than rival chips, while also previewing its 2012 compact server offerings for smaller, more energy-efficient data centers. The new AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series have their focus resolutely set on new cloud implementations, demanding half the power per core of their predecessors and cutting price and space by a third.

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HP Project Moonshot reveals low-power Redstone ARM servers

HP Project Moonshot reveals low-power Redstone ARM servers

HP's home PC group may be struggling to find its place in the segment, but the company's more business-centric arm is having no such quandries: HP has just launched Project Moonshot, intended to dramatically slash power consumption by using CPU-stuffed chips like ARM's Calxeda. The densely packed processors mean HP can squeeze over 2,800 servers into a single HP Redstone Server Development Platform rack unit, demanding up to 89 percent less energy and 94 percent less space.

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Facebook to install giant server farm near Arctic Circle

Facebook to install giant server farm near Arctic Circle

When you have a giant server farm that handles tons of traffic like the ones Facebook operates, the cost of keeping all that hardware cool is massive. Facebook has plans to build its latest massive server farm a mere 62 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The giant server farm will reportedly be installed in a facility located in Lulea in northern Sweden.

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Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS server announced

Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS server announced

This week Synology America Corp announced the official launch of the successor to the network attached storage unit DS710+ with the new DS712+. This NAS server is a storage solution for high performance requiring individuals, a PC file server replacement made specifically for business users. This unit when coupled with the DX510 expansion module will be able to scale out to seven drives, equalling up to 21TB, on the fly - presenting Synology's "most powerful business storage solution at this price point."

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Federal server crashes and loses 70,000 job applications

Federal server crashes and loses 70,000 job applications

If you have been looking for a job and recently applied at a federal agency, you need to check the status of your application. Apparently, the online hiring system the federal government uses went down for a few days last week. The system takes applications, ranks them, and rates the apps so that positions can be filled. The server was online two days after the crash.

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Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel's Q2 earnings report has beat expectations with record revenue of $13 billion, up 21 percent from the same quarter last year. Net profit for the quarter hit $3 billion, up 2 percent year-over-year. The chip giant's PC business growth slowed down, netbook sales expectedly declined, but its server business burgeoned with data center upgrades that followed the increased demand for cloud computing.

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