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Irish software firm Storm gets €500,000 contract

Actavo, a major international strategic operations partner in the British Isles and the Caribbean, has entered a contract worth over €500,000 with Dublin and Galway-based software company Storm Technology. Storm is aiming to benefit from Actavo’s recent €3m IT upgrade

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Twitter to move to new HQ in Dublin

Twitter is to move to an 85,000 sq-foot office in Dublin, signing a 20 year lease for Cumberland House. The social network will pay Hibernia REIT an initial rent of €4.6 million per annum, equating to an average of €50

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5G connections to hit 240m by 2025

If a new report from Juniper Research is accurate, the amount of devices connected online with 5G speeds will hit 240m by 2025, but only 3pc of the world will actually have access to it. While 4G speeds are still

Posted in Cloud Computing, Cooling, Featured News

Blu-Ray in the Data Center?

Facebookhas developed a storage system that packs 1 petabyte of data into a single cabinet filled with 10,000 Blu-Ray optical discs. Facebook hopes to put the Blu-Ray storage unit into production by the end of this year, providing “ultra-cold” storage

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Microsoft’s Cloud Services Growth Drives Second Expansion of its Dublin Datacentre

Dublin, 3rd December 2013 – Microsoft today announced plans to further expand its Europe Middle East and Africa mega datacentre in Dublin, Ireland. The expansion, due for completion in Spring 2014, represents a new investment of €170m million.   Construction of

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What About Dell’s $1 Billion Cloud Buildout?

Dell has abandoned its plans to offer its own public cloud, shifting to a partner-focused cloud model instead. Most of the chatter has been around what this means for OpenStack. But what does this mean for Dell’s plan to invest

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Titan Debuts as 20-Petaflop Supercomputing Behemoth

The Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a 20-petaflop Cray XK7 system that is faster than the current Top 500 champion. Click the image for a larger version. (Photo: Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Jaguar has become Titan, and

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Yellowstone supercomputer

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming opens its doors today, unleashing a powerful supercomputer on an ambitious agenda of experiments that will improve predictions of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. The NCAR center is home to Yellowstone, a new 1.5-petaflop IBM

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Energy efficiency in data centres

Irish company Premium Power, which provides energy-efficiency and software solutions for data centres, is hosting a free seminar in Dublin tomorrow to get different stakeholders in the data centre industry in Ireland sharing ideas about the growth of the sector

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IBM’s ‘building whisperer’ sees retrofit boom

America’s skyscrapers, many built before World War Two, are showing their age. IBM’s “building whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, believes many of these buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM’s smarter building initiative, is known as the “building whisperer” because

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