The fan law, or affinity law, states that the power used by an electric motor to rotate a pump or fan is proportional to the cube of its rotational speed. This 3 minute video explains the fan law and its effect on data center power use. Data Center Example Lets say we have a 15Read more about Fan Law[…]
How many photos do you think there are on Facebook? 500 million? 1 billion? 7 billion – one for each person on the planet? Current predictions have the number around 100 billion. That is 200 million uploads per day. Where do you think 100 billion photos are stored? What about all those Gmails, Tweets, or blog posts? They reside on the cloud, of course. Putting it on the cloud is the cool thing to do these days. Our photos, emails, bank statements, car payments, books, movies, video games, and our favorite YouTube videos are all on the cloud. All this good stuff isn’t stuffed into our iPhones…so where is it?