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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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Amazon details AWS failure: 0.07% of volumes in downed zone lost

Amazon details AWS failure: 0.07% of volumes in downed zone lost

Amazon has released a lengthy explanation of its recent Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) and Relational Database Service (RDS) downtime, blaming "stuck" data volumes and the system's inability to work around them for the failure of Amazon Web Services. According to the AWS team, a network change in an "Availability Zone" in the US East region caused the nodes in that zone to get "stuck", refusing to read or write data. Other nodes then became stuck themselves, when trying to access those initial stuck nodes.

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Facebook Announces Open Compute Project

Facebook Announces Open Compute Project

Facebook announced the Open Compute Project today on Facebook live, hoping to share the innovations the company developed at its Prineville, Oregon data center. We watched the company's press event today at its Palo Alto headquarters, in which CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that Facebook's new features have necessitated a more efficient data system. So Facebook has built a new system from the ground up, and they are now opening it up, making the server and data center designs and schematics freely available.

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Intel details microserver play: sub-10W chips in 2012

Intel details microserver play: sub-10W chips in 2012

If ARM and AMD thought they could sneak up on Intel and snatch the burgeoning micro-server market out from under the chip giant, they'll be sorely disappointed. Intel has detailed its roadmap [pdf link] for low-power processors, with two new sub-45W TDP Xeon chips already in production and the promise an even more frugal Sandy Bridge based CPU later this year and a new Atom for servers in 2012.

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