01 Aug '11, 11am

AMD and the Solar-Powered Data Center

AMD and the Solar-Powered Data Center

First we had distributed computing. Then we had distributed power generation. AMD now wants to cross-breed these concepts in the hope of producing a fossil-free, distributed data center. The company -- in conjunction with Clarkson University, Hewlett-Packard and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) -- will conduct a series of experiments to see whether data centers can operate wholly or nearly exclusively on solar, wind and other renewable sources of energy. Instead of building large, monolithic data centers covering tens of thousands of square feet, AMD will disperse modular computing pods filled with servers, networking boxes and storage systems across a geographic region. These pods will powered by renewable energy plants right next door. If the wind is strong near a particular data center, intensive computing jobs can be shifted to it....

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