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Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers

Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the network-critical physical infrastructure and through the design of the...

Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits

IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. In addition, the fault-tolerant nature of a highly virtualized...

Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU...

Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data center designs. The best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on the constraints of the facility. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle...

Data Center Projects: Project Management

In data center design/build projects, flaws in project management and coordination are a common - but unnecessary - cause of delays, expense, and frustration. The ideal is for project management activities to be structured and standardized like interlocking building blocks, so all parties can communicate...

The Truth About Virtual Computing for CAD

If you're a user of graphics-intensive software such as 3D modeling, simulation and analysis, and visualization, you might be skeptical about moving to a virtualized computing environment. However, the Citrix XenDesktop virtualization solution with HDX 3D Pro graphics acceleration technology is not only...

Going Paperless? Here's What You Need to Think About

As makers of some of the world's most popular Portable Document Format (PDF) solutions, we often consult with businesses and governmental agencies that have the goal of moving to the paperless office. They understand the benefits. What they don't always know is how to get there.

Enable secure remote access to 3D data without sacrificing visual perfomance

Design and manufacturing companies must adapt quickly to the demands of an increasingly global and competitive economy. To speed time to market for products, they need to be able to collaborate and manage design lifecycles effectively with offshore, mobile and remote employees. At the same time, they have to...

Virtually Delivered High Performance 3D Graphics

"A picture is worth a thousand words." That old phrase is as true today as it ever was. Pictures (i.e., those with heavy graphical content) are still too large to easily transfer using the Internet or company wide area networks (WANs). Historically, high-powered desktop computers with dedicated 3D...

Simplifying Product Design In A Complex World

Product design engineering has moved far beyond the confines of ever-more powerful workstations. Companies can't afford to restrict projects to using only local talent. Many are linking engineering teams around the globe to take advantage of skills in different geographies, ensuring they are...

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