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Thanks for the feedback, the subsequent digging I have done hasn't contradicted these figures so far. As the potential project I am looking at is new build I am fairly confident the legacy kit shouldn't be an issue.
A sad day indeed
Sad, sad news of my favourite author.
The Culture series are books I return to time and again and will continue to do so till the end of my days.
My personal homage to Iain is and will remain my 'Handle', a character he created with which I identify completely.
May his passing be peaceful and to the Sublime.
Typical Data Centre Power Requirements
Most written articles reference the high power consumption requirements for data centres given the high density of hardware and its cooling requirements. Clearly though, over the past few years the industry has moved towards higher processor performance per watt.
I recently read an article from 2008 which set a typical data centre power requirement at around 5 MW per 50,000 square foot. Here we are five years later, presumably this will no longer the case given processor advances and improved cooling strategies? Does anybody have a more up to date estimate of typical power requirements with respect to area or possibly a recent case study?
Any comment would help enormously on a project I am currently working on.
Re: I cannot believe....
Low cost, low maintenance, decent quality (new Samsung) web device. Had mine for a month and love it. Much prefered to my tablet for anything over and above basic web browsing, and for once I have a device with a trackpad that's a dawdle to use. Pretty much does what it says on the tin and I suspect will only get better given the Chrome update cycle and Google's clout in the apps dept.
If you think that any of the other vendors out there (Apple, Microsoft et al) do not exploit tracking data etc. to the max then you are either incredibly naive or in the pay of one of the others.
Pick your camp and take your chances, I'm pretty confident that my web activity, as no doubt is the vast majority of people's not worth the time and effort to spy on. go on face it, it's bloody mundane!
Assange the embarassment
I would think most self-respecting Aussies would consider him an embarrassment by now?
How much whining and self-pitying rhetoric can this guy spout before the Aussie embassy physically takes his passport back and bitch slaps him for bringing their country into disrepute.
I suspect the vast majority of his countrymen wish he would just keep quiet about his origins, 'grow a set' and face the music like a man.
Re: Poor Choice!
' Day-by-day, he's looking less like a government persecuted victim and more like a rapist on the run, hiding behind a wall of expensive lawyers, and keen on evading justice.
What a twat. '
Incisive observation, right on the money….couldn’t have put it better myself.
El Reg Project Naming Convention
How about -
IMOGEN - Independent Mowing Operation Garden Environment Navigator -
There is a 'turk' (south wales expression) 'bint' who meets the criteria of previously honoured ladies of ill repute.
Justice System Therapy
There are a lot of people who appear to believe that this clown is important, none believe it more than him of course,
there was a time in the not too distant past that you couldn't go a day without seeing some mention of the Wikileaks / Assange roadshow.... been very quiet since he started getting his ass dragged through the courts.
Probably been advised by his high priced legal team to keep his public comments to a minimum so as not to prejudice his case, as the legal bills mount he will soon run out of friends ready to put their money where his mouth is.
Sweden, America, UK who cares, whoever said there is no justice? There are many ways to skin a cat!
The balanced view
It's been refreshing to read Lewis Page's commentary on the Fukushima issue's, pitched with the typical El Reg's sense of irreverence. The perfect antidote to the guff that's been broadcast since the tsunami.
Whatever you believe, from my career experience, ranging from working within the controlled areas at a nuclear plant on the south coast to IT work for the DOE on tracking systems initiated in the aftermath of Chernobyl, the commentary on this site is closest to the truth.