RWE leverages data centers to stabilize grid

Smart Energy | April 06, 2020

RWE has partnered with Riello Power Systems to ensure data centers contribute to the stability of grid networks during times when demand is high. RWE and Riello have developed a solution, Master+, to enable data centers to automatically draw power from the grid, store it and provide to the grid during imbalances. The solution comprises a premium battery with increased storage capacity and an integrated battery monitoring system. The solution can be integrated with an emergency power generator which data centers can leverage to generate their own power and supply it into the grid.

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Dartpoints Upgrades Its Data Center in Greenville

DartPoints | June 24, 2022

Today, DartPoints, a cutting-edge digital infrastructure provider, announced an expansion and significant electrical enhancements at its data center in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to modernizing electrical equipment, such as switchgear, generators, and electrical distribution, the team is building a power room and electrical service entrance space that can hold 17,000 extra square feet. The improvements will help the local business community of Greenville by bringing much-needed local digital infrastructure, enhancing security and safety at the site, and enabling speedy future expansion. This project demonstrates DartPoint's ongoing commitment to South Carolina and the Upstate. Since 2007, DartPoints has aided Greenville's expanding technological community by giving top-notch support to regional companies, enhancing network performance and connectivity, and establishing itself as a pillar of the neighborhood. "This investment reinforces our dedication to continuing to serve as the colocation, cloud, security, and data backup leader in Greenville and the Upstate region. This expansion not only strengthens the state's internet connectivity ecosystem, but it also boosts the local economy as a whole. South Carolinians have been faced with a concerning digital divide and lack of high-performing internet infrastructure, and we're proud to fill those gaps for local residents that we've loved serving for the past 15 years," said Scott Willis, DartPoints CEO. Enterprise-class building with quick access to I-85 and I-385 is home to DartPoints' Greenville data center, which is situated at 78 Global Drive in the city's Global Business Park. Due to its low risk of natural catastrophes, thriving IT sector, availability of dependable and affordable utilities, and skilled IT workforce, Greenville makes an excellent choice for a data center and disaster recovery location. "We've worked hard to create a business-friendly environment in our state because it means companies come here, invest in our communities, and ultimately improve the quality of life for our people, and that's exactly what DartPoints has done in their 15 years in South Carolina. We're grateful for DartPoints' commitment to investing in South Carolinians and doing its important, innovative work in Greenville." South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster The first public internet exchange in the state, Bridge IXTM from DartPoints, began operational in Columbia, South Carolina, in April. Internet traffic from South Carolina has typically been sent to the nearest large network markets, such as Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. The goal of DartPoints South Carolina is to retain local traffic within the state to enhance network performance and resilience and save connectivity costs.

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CED Issues Statement on the Delay of 5G Cellular Service Expansion

CED | January 24, 2022

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference Board (CED), released the following statement on the delayed expansion of 5G cellular service in close proximity to airports: "While CED welcomes the agreement by Verizon and AT&T to delay the expansion of new 5G cellular service near airports for six months, due to safety concerns, this disruption in the rollout of high-speed internet services and in air traffic are a result of a lack of leadership and coordination within the federal government. Greater coordination over the past several years among the relevant Federal agencies (FAA, the National Telecommunications and Infrastructure Administration, and FCC) would have offered opportunities to resolve the issue before it became urgent to the American economy. This type of coordination and collaboration with the business community is essential as America introduces new technologies that promise faster telecommunications and greater safety in our transportation system. There is no reason we cannot pursue both goals simultaneously. It is essential if our economy is going to recover from the pandemic, compete and grow, and provide Americans equal opportunity to prosper." About CED The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy center of The Conference Board that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions in the nation's interest. CED Trustees are chief executive officers and key executives of leading US companies who bring their unique experience to address today's pressing policy issues. Collectively they represent 30+ industries, over a trillion dollars in revenue, and over 4 million employees. About The Conference Board The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what's ahead. Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

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TYAN showcases optimized HPC platforms at ISC 2022

Tyan Computer | May 31, 2022

TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation subsidiary, will demonstrate its latest server platforms, which are powered by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and optimized for HPC and AI markets, at ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany, from May 30th to June 1st, booth#D400. "The HPC market growth is heavily driven by new technologies and the increasing application of big data analytics. This is creating the need for better computing infrastructure to process large volumes of data available in the market. TYAN's HPC server platforms are based on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors which are foundational to help businesses and organizations accelerate the development of the next-generation HPC and AI system architectures." Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation's Server Infrastructure Business Unit The Thunder HX FT83A-B7129 from TYAN is a 4U dual-socket supercomputer that can accommodate up to 10 high-performance GPU cards. The FT83A-B7129 platform provides great heterogeneous computing capacity for a variety of GPU-based scientific high-performance computing, AI training, inference, and deep learning applications, thanks to dual 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and 32 DDR4 DIMM slots. In addition, the system supports up to four U.2 NVMe devices in twelve 3.5-inch tool-less drive bays. The Thunder HX FT65T-B5642 is a 4U single-socket pedestal server designed for small HPC tasks that require a lot of processing power at the desk. A single 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, eight DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, eight 3.5-inch SATA, and two NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive bays are included in the system. For GPUs to speed up HPC workloads, the FT65T-B5642 has two double-wide PCIe 4.0 x16 slots. The Thunder SX TS65-B7126 is a software-defined storage 2U dual-socket hybrid storage server. There are 16 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, twelve 3.5-inch SATA hot-swap, tool-less drive bays with support for up to four NVMe U.2 devices, and two rear 2.5-inch hot-swap, tool-less SATA drive bays for boot drive deployment in this system. The Tempest CX S5560 is a Micro-ATX server motherboard with a single Intel Xeon E-2300 processor, four DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, three PCIe slots, up to eight SATA 6G connections, two NVMe M.2 slots, and dual 10GbE onboard LAN ports from TYAN. In 5G networks, the motherboard is excellent for multi-access edge computing servers and service access servers in a CSP environment.

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