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October 29, 2007  8:07 PM

The challenge of green virtualisation

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Consolidation, Memory, Micron, Virtualisation

In spite of everything Intel and AMD are doing to lower the power consumption of their respective processor families, memory is becoming a big problem. Why? Because as we consolidate and use virtualisation, the larger boxes we deploy will require vast amounts of RAM. And unlike the processor, RAM...

August 22, 2007  8:14 PM

Green memory

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DDR, Green IT, Memory, Moore's Law

I was speaking to Micron earlier. This company is developing DDR2 memory based on a 78-nanometer fabrication process. Now what's interesting here is that by reducing the size of the transistors, thanks to the 78-nanometer process, the chip actually consumes less power. This means Micron has been...

July 31, 2007  8:01 PM

Bargain PC upgrade – memory is everything

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DDR, Memory, SDRAM

If you read yesterday's posting you'll see I managed to upgrade the processor on my four-year-old motherboard. The thing is, it's not as zippy as it should be. I suspect this is because I...

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