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Primeur weekly 2013-03-18

Exascale supercomputing

OFC/NFOEC features new research in low-power supercomputing, long-distance 400G data transmission, and simplified multicore fiber nanufacturing ...

Big Bang meets Big Data: South Africa joins ASTRON and IBM to build the foundation for a new era of computing ...

The Cloud

VMware outlines corporate strategy, innovations across software-defined data centre, hybrid Cloud and end-user computing ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models ...

IBM helps Black Point Arts provide faster IT services through City Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

SubSetSum@Home project trying to solve NP-complete problem, known as Subset Sum ...

EuroFlash

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency? ...

ClusterVision completes Top500 class HPC cluster at the University of Paderborn ...

New mathematical techniques allow simulations off-shore wind farms ...

Researchers wanted for The Big Data Challenge ...

PRACE's Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition ...

First Europe-China HPC Conference "Partnership for supercomputing applications in science and industry" ...

PRACE Scientific Conference 2013 to be hosted at ISC'13 in Leipzig ...

PRACE Spring School 2013 to address New and Emerging Technologies - Programming for Accelerators ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers ...

N8 HPC showcased to boost collaboration with industry ...

European Commission selects HP to prpvide mission-critical servers ...

Oracle's "Big Data Readiness Report" for Europe, Middle East and Russia now available ...

USFlash

Fujitsu and NAOJ Begin Operation of Supercomputer for ALMA ...

iVEC@Curtin creates one-stop-shop for IT services ...

DataDirect Networks delivers faster performance than Flash storage, improving trading algorithm development and risk management for financial services companies ...

IBM taps next generation leaders to fuel Watson innovations; USC students aim high in first-ever West Coast Case Competition ...

Quantum computing moves forward ...

Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser ...

IBM Software helps Illinois Department of Human Services manage Big Data and transform operations ...

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency?

18 Mar 2013 London - Low and stable electricity prices are likely to make the U.S. a target for data centre investment at Europe's expense, according to a report published by 451 Research. Lower electricity prices are also expected to impact U.S. investment in energy-efficient technologies. The reason for this unexpected price stability in the U.S. is its booming shale gas industry. As a result, the energy bill for a medium-sized 2MW data centre in the U.S. with a 50% baseload energy consumption could be as much as $500,000 or GBP335,000 a year less than a comparable facility in the UK - and about $750,000 or GBP 500,000 less than one in Germany.

Electricity prices in some European countries, particularly Germany, are already twice those in the U.S. and prices have more than doubled in countries such as the UK, France and Germany during the past decade, while they have held mostly flat in the U.S.

The price of power can significantly alter the overall lifetime cost of a data centre. Assuming a 15-year lifespan, a price of $0.067/kWh or GBP0.045/kWh contributes about 30% of a facility's operating expense and usually accounts for 10-15% of the total cost of building and running a data centre. "This figure is large enough to sway decisions about where a data centre should be built", stated Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President, Data Centre Technologies (DCT) & Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research, who co-authored the report with senior 451 Research Analyst Rhonda Ascierto.

"The effect on data centre-technology providers is contradictory. The growth of U.S. data centre activity and investment will boost the market for equipment of all kinds but may limit demand for certain energy-efficient data centre technologies, especially where there is a trade-off with risk and availability. However, with its higher energy prices, the European market should be more attractive to suppliers of technology that improve data centre efficiency", Andy Lawrence added.

Andy Lawrence will be debating the topic of energy, efficiency and economics at 451 Research's Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit on 9th and 10th April, London. Andy Lawrence will be joined on the panel by Ibrahim Chadirichi, Director of Information Management, ARM, and Martin Bradley, Head of European Data Centre Engineering and Operations, Morgan Stanley.

More information is available at http://eu.hostingtransformation.com/
Source: The 451 Group

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Primeur weekly 2013-03-18

Exascale supercomputing

OFC/NFOEC features new research in low-power supercomputing, long-distance 400G data transmission, and simplified multicore fiber nanufacturing ...

Big Bang meets Big Data: South Africa joins ASTRON and IBM to build the foundation for a new era of computing ...

The Cloud

VMware outlines corporate strategy, innovations across software-defined data centre, hybrid Cloud and end-user computing ...

New Open Data Center Alliance White Paper highlights adoption of ODCA Cloud usage models ...

IBM helps Black Point Arts provide faster IT services through City Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

SubSetSum@Home project trying to solve NP-complete problem, known as Subset Sum ...

EuroFlash

451 Research Report: Will Energy Prices Power U.S. Datacentre Growth at Europe's Expense and Short-Circuit Energy Efficiency? ...

ClusterVision completes Top500 class HPC cluster at the University of Paderborn ...

New mathematical techniques allow simulations off-shore wind farms ...

Researchers wanted for The Big Data Challenge ...

PRACE's Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition ...

First Europe-China HPC Conference "Partnership for supercomputing applications in science and industry" ...

PRACE Scientific Conference 2013 to be hosted at ISC'13 in Leipzig ...

PRACE Spring School 2013 to address New and Emerging Technologies - Programming for Accelerators ...

PRACE Summer School 2013 to highlight Frameworks for Scientific Computing on Supercomputers ...

N8 HPC showcased to boost collaboration with industry ...

European Commission selects HP to prpvide mission-critical servers ...

Oracle's "Big Data Readiness Report" for Europe, Middle East and Russia now available ...

USFlash

Fujitsu and NAOJ Begin Operation of Supercomputer for ALMA ...

iVEC@Curtin creates one-stop-shop for IT services ...

DataDirect Networks delivers faster performance than Flash storage, improving trading algorithm development and risk management for financial services companies ...

IBM taps next generation leaders to fuel Watson innovations; USC students aim high in first-ever West Coast Case Competition ...

Quantum computing moves forward ...

Turing Award to the Weizmann Institute's Shafi Goldwasser ...

IBM Software helps Illinois Department of Human Services manage Big Data and transform operations ...