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29 February 2012

As computer chips get smaller and faster, they’re getting hotter and hotter. Typically, almost 40% of a data center’s electricity bill is because of its cooling equipment.

To help reach the exaflop barrier and beyond, some data centers are investing in better cooling than current standard technology. We’ve taken a look at seven promising methods that will help scientific e-infrastructures stay cool.

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The public release of data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's main instrument has affected the hundreds of researchers who use it – resulting in more and better science.

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Seamless global connectivity is important as it allows virtual communities of researchers to work together across continents as if they were on the same campus.

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