24 October 2011 | W. Brian Arthur, guest contributor
[guest contributor] Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible – thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. Deep changes like this are not unusual. Every so often – every 60 years or so – a body of technology comes along and over several decades, quietly, almost unnoticeably, transforms the economy: it brings new social classes to the fore and creates a different world for business. Can such a transformation – deep and slow and silent – be happening today?
29 January 2010 | Serdar Uckun
Data centers are energy vampires. Approximately half the energy consumed by data centers today is simply wasted in order to accommodate occasional peak demand such as viral videos or breaking news. But we're now entering the "third wave" of data center efficiency advances: software managing hardware (the first wave was hardware such as HVAC, and the second wave was software such as virtualization to consolidate processes on fewer centers). PARC has developed a suite of energy management solutions which are based on model-based optimization and control to "adapt" energy use to resource needs.
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