26 Apr '12, 4pm

2 big shifts taking us to more resource-efficient computing

2 big shifts taking us to more resource-efficient computing

In the last couple of weeks, I finally put a couple of pieces together ... the tech industry is pushing hard, down two parallel tracks, toward much more resource-efficient computing architectures. Track 1: Integrated systems. Computer suppliers are putting hardware components (including compute, network, and storage) together with middleware and application software in pre-integrated packages. The manufacturers will do assembly and testing of these systems in their factories, rather than on the customer's site. And they will tailor the system -- to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the system -- to the characteristics of the workload(s) it will be running. The idea is to use general-purpose components (microprocessors, memory, network buses, and the like) to create special-purpose systems on a mass-customization basis. This trend has been evident for a while in the ...

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