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Fueling Linux and Open Source Innovation on Power Systems

By: linuxscribe

September 19, 2013 7:56 am

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As times change, so do our expectations. For example, we don’t expect the same level of performance from laptops that are 20 years old vs. today’s laptops and tablets.

So, why would we expect servers from the early ’90s to be able to manage advanced analytic and cloud computing needs?  Decades-old, proprietary PC-based technology was not built to handle massive streams of data and a barrage of new workloads, and when it’s used, it triggers the purchase of more servers to handle the work. This is an unsustainable model for business that results in sprawl, massive energy consumption and extensive use of resources…

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(Smarter Computing Blog, Doug Balog)