The sheer volume of compute power required for today’s digital economy continues to escalate rapidly. The demand is driven by everything from super-complex algorithmic processing of Big Data for competitively superior customer experiences to the massive overhead being added to real-time transaction processing to ensure security and compliance. The result is the need for significantly more compute in less space.
Houston based TAS recently announced exceeding 1 million man hours without a lost time accident. With comments by TAS’ Kevin Owczarak, SVP Production Manufacturing, on the safety culture and the teamwork required for such an accomplishment. See the link below for the full details of the announcement.
The environmental situation in the US is not doom-and-gloom; in fact, it’s probably never been better. The US EIA reported in October 2018 that US CO2 emissions from the utility sector in 2017 were the lowest since 1987, a staggering 30 year roll-back. Technological innovations are providing lower cost, cleaner energy. The best news is that harmful emissions such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates are decreasing at even faster rates.
Have you considered liquid cooled data center solutions to increase density or reduce cooling cost? Jack W. Kolar will be presenting tomorrow at Data Center World on a case study of immersion cooling that addresses both of these points.
By 2022, global IP traffic will reach 396 exabytes per month, up from 122 EB per month in 2017. To put that in perspective, 5 EB is equal to all the words ever spoken by human beings. 1 EB = 1 billion GB. Is it time to upgrade your data center with immersion cooling?