SLAC Datacenter Arrives by Truck


Project Blackbox headlines the SLAC Today newsletter:
“SLAC’s newest computing center—a standard 8-foot wide, 20-foot long shipping container—arrived on site Saturday morning. A crane lifted the 23,340-pound container off a flat-bed truck and gingerly placed it on a concrete pad behind the Computing Building.”
“This is a very efficient way to substantially increase our computing power without putting up a new building. We’re excited to try out this novel solution,” said Randy Melen, High Performance Storage and Computing team leader of Scientific Computing and Computing Services (SCCS). Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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