It's the confluence of the two hip tech trends: "green" IT and cloud computing.
IBM on Wednesday detailed its iDataPlex servers aimed at Internet companies that need compute power on-demand but also want to keep a lid on electricity costs.
They pack more than double the number of servers in a typical rack while using 40 percent less electricity.
To keep power costs down, IBM uses liquid cooling, which will allow servers to run at room temperature without costly, and often inefficient, air conditioners.
The systems allow people to create a pool of computing resources, rather than … Read more