Monthly Archives: January 2014

Facebook’s 1 PetaByte box

Facebook has developed a prototype Blu-ray system capable of storing 10,000 discs and 1 petabyte of data in a single cabinet, with plans to scale it to 5 petabytes per cabinet. Blu-ray storage would save the company 50 percent in … Continue reading

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Microsoft joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft announced on Tuesday it will be joining the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) and will be contributing hardware specifications, design collateral (CAD and Gerber files), and system management source code for Microsoft’s cloud server designs. These specifications apply to … Continue reading

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IBM’s new X6 Architecture

IBM introduced this week the sixth generation of its enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers, optimized for analytics and cloud. One of the innovations brought by the X6 architecture is the integrated eXFlash memory-channel storage, wich combines flash … Continue reading

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