Cartoon: Netbooks

first_imgMore Noise to Signal 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… It seems everyone and their dog is coming out with a netbook. Verizon and AT&T are the latest entrants in the race to produce the itsy-bitsiest, teeny-weeniest, underpoweredest laptop on the market.Apple is the lone holdout, steadfastly refusing to cop to any plans to join the netbook stampede – although some have argued that they already have, thanks to the iPhone.I have to admit, if the iPhone’s keyboard was just a little better, and Safari just a little more Flash-friendly, I’d have no use case for a netbook at all… and as it is, I can barely muster a coherent argument for why I need one. Yet I covet them desperately. Desperately.Which probably explains why so many people are still dying to get into this market. In a down economy, any product line with customers as irrationally interested as I am probably has at least some legs. rob cottinghamlast_img read more

Using Instrumentation To Drive Data Center Efficiency – Intel’s ACE In The Hole

first_imgTo learn more about ACE at the upcoming Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco, check out the “ECOS003 Advanced Cooling Environment (ACE) Technology: Controlling Data Center Cooling with Servers” or stop by the ACE demo in the Eco-Tech Zone of the Tech Showcase. Earlier this year Intel, HP, IBM, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Emerson Network Power & Wunderlich-Malec collaborated on a California Energy Commissions sponsored MacGuyver-ish project call Advanced Cooling Environment (ACE) to solve an issue that many data centers face – overcooling their data centers beyond the needs of the servers and other IT equipment running inside of the facility.  You see, IT equipment is designed to run within a temperature envelope. If the air coming into the server is warmer than the envelope, you run the risk of overheating. If the air coming into the server is colder than the envelope, you are spending too much money on cooling the air, which does nothing other than needlessly increase the cost of operating the data center and reduces the energy efficiency as well. The team surveyed the items at its disposal and determined that they could link data from the front panel temperature sensors (server instrumentation) on the servers to the control systems of the computer room air handlers (CRAHs – essentially air conditioners) via standard data center management communication protocol.   The CRAHs could then dynamically adjust the speed of the fans and the temperature of the air to the requirements of the servers. The results: servers received the appropriate temperature air, power costs for cooling went down and the energy efficiency of the data center went up.  Problem solved….and they didn’t even use a paper clip or shoestring.  The real beauty of the project is that all of the items used are commercially available today for you to instrument your data center and improve the energy efficiency of your operation.center_img Have you ever had one of those MacGuyver moments? You know – you have a problem to solve and a collection of items at your disposal, and if you use can figure out how to use those items, you can save the day.last_img read more

Newsletter Published: Intel vPro Technology Heartbeat

first_imgThis week’s newsletter highlights success stories by Intel IT, BMW, Valerent, Compucom, and Computacenter. In addition, find our latest webinar offerings, known issues, and quick links to useful documents on the Intel vPro Expert Center.Click here to view the newsletter.Want to receive this bi-weekly newsletter in your inbox? Click here to subscribe.last_img

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