Saturday, 4 April 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

Google Reveal their 99.9% Staggeringly Efficient Web Servers

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 11:30 PM PDT

(10 votes - 5 comments - 327 views)
According to CNet, these are efficiency levels that the EPA doesn't envision as practical until at least 2011.

After years of secrecy (maybe because they thought no one was interested), Google held its "Data Center Efficiency Summit" yesterday, where the company showed off one of its DCs and custom web servers -- all in a bid to evangelize for energy efficiency. The green angle means that everything has been planned for optimum power use, from the 1AAA shipping containers (sporting over a thousand servers each) that make up the core of its operations, to the servers themselves -- each containing its own 12-volt UPS. This design is said to boast a staggering 99.9 percent energy efficiency, as opposed to a standard centralized UPS setup which at best would only score 95 percent. (Via Engadget)

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Colbert Report: Cheating Death - Sperm Sale & Colonoscopies

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 11:21 PM PDT

(11 votes - 1 comment - 76 views)
CR: Wednesday April 1, 2009
Cheating Death - Sperm Sale & Colonoscopies
A sperm bank offers a clearance sale, Canadian researchers invent the PolyPill, and veterans get dirty colonoscopies. (05:45)

Silver Surfer Main Title Listings

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:33 PM PDT

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Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:33 PM PDT

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Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:31 PM PDT

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Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:30 PM PDT

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Silver Surfer Third Eye Card

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:11 PM PDT

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Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:10 PM PDT

Silver Surfer Vol. 3 No. 62 Cover

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:08 PM PDT