June 16, 2006
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon Study Cheaper Ways to Run Data Centers
No one knows why it is so darned costly to run a data center, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University hope to find out.
Last month Carnegie Mellon unveiled its $1.2-million Data Center Observatory, a computer center packed with instruments that will help researchers track aspects of its costs of operation. Eventually the project could lead to techniques to rein in some of those costs.
"We'd really like to tackle some of those challenges and do something about them," says