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  • Increase rack density to avoid buying new

    Despite the bait dangled by Intel and AMD — twice as much server in the same space every two years — that rule of thumb won’t work for capacity planning. We can’t really count on cores per socket doubling on alternating years, even though I believe it’s likely.

  • Climate change arrives in NZ datacentres

    Gartner recently predicted that by 2008 up to 50% of datacentres will be unable to meet the increased power consumption and cooling requirements of high density equipment such as blade servers, but according to operators in New Zealand, the crunch point may already have been reached.