Server Rack Noise: A Barrier To HPC Adoption

Server racks are very noisy due to all the fans that it takes to remove the heat from today’s processors, memory, and storage devices. Is it hurting business?
“The high level of noise generated by server racks is one of the main obstacles in companies adopting high-performance computing (HPC) in offices, one firm has claimed. According to Colfax, businesses are sceptical about employing HPC technology due to the noise associated with server racks, however the organisation claims it has found a solution to the problem.” 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.

One Response to Server Rack Noise: A Barrier To HPC Adoption

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