Server Cool-Bags Could be “Game Changer”

Technology developed by Iceotope, that wraps server components in synthetic modules of coolant, has been described by experts as “game changing.” UK company Iceotope has launched liquid-cooling technology, which it says surpasses what is achievable with purely water-based systems and could help cut data centre cooling costs from $788,400 (£469,446) to just $52,560. A 93% price cut which would be pretty exciting for high density data centers. Read more about it here: http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/server-cool-bags-could-cut-costs-by-93-percent-2474

Technology developed by Iceotope, that wraps server components in synthetic modules of coolant, has been described by experts as “game changing.” UK company Iceotope has launched liquid-cooling technology, which it says surpasses what is achievable with purely water-based systems and could help cut data centre cooling costs from $788,400 (£469,446) to just $52,560. A 93% price cut which would be pretty exciting for high density data centers. Read more about it here: http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/server-cool-bags-could-cut-costs-by-93-percent-2474

Hot Hardware review of Western Digital Caviar Black and RE4 2TB Drives

It happens to all of us at some point. We constantly run short of hard drive space, no matter how incredibly cavernous you thought your current drive was when you bought it. Did you really expect Dragon Age: Origins and Borderlands to soak up almost thirty gigabytes between them? Didn’t think so. You either shove Office 2007 and Photoshop CS aside to make some room for your latest losslessly-ripped music and RAW photos, or grab a drive that offers up more capacity, say up to 2TB–such as the ones we’re going to be evaluating here.

You know the contenders. These aren’t solid state drives full of a speedy but thimble-sized flash memory chips–these are large, succulent drives with platters humming at 7200rpm and they’re made by Western Digital.
http://hothardware.com/Articles/Western-Digital-Caviar-Black-and-RE4-2TB-Drives-Review/?page=1

It happens to all of us at some point. We constantly run short of hard drive space, no matter how incredibly cavernous you thought your current drive was when you bought it. Did you really expect Dragon Age: Origins and Borderlands to soak up almost thirty gigabytes between them? Didn’t think so. You either shove Office 2007 and Photoshop CS aside to make some room for your latest losslessly-ripped music and RAW photos, or grab a drive that offers up more capacity, say up to 2TB–such as the ones we’re going to be evaluating here.

You know the contenders. These aren’t solid state drives full of a speedy but thimble-sized flash memory chips–these are large, succulent drives with platters humming at 7200rpm and they’re made by Western Digital.
http://hothardware.com/Articles/Western-Digital-Caviar-Black-and-RE4-2TB-Drives-Review/?page=1

IT careers: Retire? How about never?

It is hard to think about retirement at this early stage in life but it is the perfect time to start saving for it. Computer world talks to several IT professionals about their plans for retirement. This article provokes a lot of thought about the future and planning for it. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141820/IT_careers_Retire_How_about_never_?taxonomyId=10&pageNumber=1
The article give some incite as to what are some options for IT professionals after retirement too. I would prefer to go the fishing/relaxing route but who know what I will be doing come retirement age.

It is hard to think about retirement at this early stage in life but it is the perfect time to start saving for it. Computer world talks to several IT professionals about their plans for retirement. This article provokes a lot of thought about the future and planning for it. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141820/IT_careers_Retire_How_about_never_?taxonomyId=10&pageNumber=1
The article give some incite as to what are some options for IT professionals after retirement too. I would prefer to go the fishing/relaxing route but who know what I will be doing come retirement age.

The future of WiFi: gigabit speeds and beyond

Now that 802.11n has been officially ratified, attention is turning to the next big thing in wireless networking: gigabit WiFi. Ars explores the future of WiFi and how it may give gigabit Ethernet a run for its money. Read more at Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/business/guides/2009/12/wifi-looks-to-1-gigabit-horizon.ars

Now that 802.11n has been officially ratified, attention is turning to the next big thing in wireless networking: gigabit WiFi. Ars explores the future of WiFi and how it may give gigabit Ethernet a run for its money. Read more at Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/business/guides/2009/12/wifi-looks-to-1-gigabit-horizon.ars