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I.B.M. is entering the market for Internet-focused data centers with computer systems designed to reduce power consumption sharply and take up less floor space.

The move by I.B.M., which the company planned to announce on Wednesday, is the most recent sign that the major computer makers are beginning to compete aggressively to supply Internet companies and others with the specialized hardware needed for so-called cloud computing. In the cloud model, data centers with vast stores of information and processing resources can be tapped from afar through a personal computer, cellphone or other device.
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IBM vs Amazon?
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No, I think they are developing the actual data centers so that companies like Amazon don't have to piece them together themselves. Kind of a prebuilt idea.
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No, I think they are developing the actual data centers so that companies like Amazon don't have to piece them together themselves. Kind of a prebuilt idea.
Amazon already sells Cloud Computing (http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=201590011). So if IBM moves to provide this service, they would be competing against Amazon.
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yeah but Amazon is providing the service, IBM is providing the actual deliverable hardware. Amazon just sells out time on its servers. At least that is how I am reading Amazons ad
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yeah but Amazon is providing the service, IBM is providing the actual deliverable hardware. Amazon just sells out time on its servers. At least that is how I am reading Amazons ad
Ahh, read the article further. Yup, IBM is selling server units for cloud computing.


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The I.B.M. systems, analysts note, have an innovative water-cooling mechanism, so they do not heat up a data center, thus eliminating the need for most air-conditioning.
n00bs.... the data center will still heat up as before but HVAC will be easier.
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No, Duckieho, water cooling magically removes the heat and is perfectly capable of violating the second law of thermodynamics in order to do so. Majik I say!

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j/k of course, can't believe that they didn't realize the heat had to go somewhere.
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The New York Times:
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The I.B.M. systems, analysts note, have an innovative water-cooling mechanism, so they do not heat up a data center, thus eliminating the need for most air-conditioning.
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n00bs.... the data center will still heat up as before but HVAC will be easier.
LOL. Coming from The New York Times; I didn't really expect much, anyway.
    
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Perhaps that "innovative water cooling" moves the heat outside?
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n00bs.... the data center will still heat up as before but HVAC will be easier.
You do have more than 2000 reps, but I'm going to go ahead and say that the IBM engineers probably know what they're doing
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