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Ken Brill, founder of the Uptime Institute and the man who literally set the standards for modern data center design, has died at the age of 69 after developing cancer. "Ken Brill was inspired in his thinking, and resolute in his principles. As a personality and an innovator, he left an indelible imprint on the IT and data …

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Too bad

That personality description sounds like someone you either feel passionately loyal too or absolutely loath.

Especially when he's right.

Personally I've always wondered how come whenever people boasted about how many more transistors they put on this years chips they didn't mention the power supply was still the same size. It turns out in fact they could not even manage that level of efficiency.

BTW according to NASA power faults and design cockups are the #1 cause of on orbit failures of satellites and probes. People trust that the PSU "just works." But that is a very naive PoV.

Sadly missed.

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Re: Too bad

For strategists and hot-shots, this area seems far too boring and mundane. Until it is too late.

Here's one for Ken.

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DRINK!

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Enemy of the state?

I have wondered if "Brill" the ex-NSA guy in Enemy Of The State was named after Ken Brill:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120660/

Does anybody know?

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He will be laid to rest beneath a couple of raised floor panels.

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