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Wozniak Joins Storage Startup

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has signed up as chief scientist at Fusion-io, a Salt Lake City-basedcompany that makes compact NAND flash storage arrays.

Green Grid Measures Data Centre Efficiency

The Green Grid consortium has issued a set of guidelines to solve one of the trickiest issues facing sustainable computing – how to measure the efficiency of a data centre.

Toshiba Looks to Cut Costs as NAND Flash Memory Prices Fall

Toshiba is looking to cut costs by £2.3 billion in the next year as the company looks to deal with the falling prices of NAND flash memory. Toshiba, which is also a major player in the worldwide PC market, and Samsung are struggling as memory prices continue to drop and consumers cut back on their purchases of digital cameras, handset devices and other gadgets.

Sun Cools Down the Data Centre

The IT industry has a poor record of wasting energy in data centres, says server maker Sun Microsystems. But the company wants to make amends: it has attacked the source of the problem, and rewritten the rules for cooling and power.

HP ProLiant DL185 G5 Storage Server Is Capable, Quick

With the ProLiant DL185 G5, Hewlett-Packard introduces a major update to the management software that improves usability over earlier versions of HP Storage Server Management Console. The ProLiant DL185 G5 can be configured as either an NAS or iSCSI SAN device.

Intel Atom Processor Road Map Springs a Leak

Intel will shrink its Atom processor to 32-nanometres in the second half of 2010, and the company is developing this chip and a new netbook platform under the codename “Medfield”, according to a research note that UBS analysts published earlier this month.

SanDisk Sees 2009 as the Year of SSD Notebooks

The company believes SSDs are poised to enter mainstream corporate notebooks in 2009. Fast new SanDisk G3 drives will become available in midyear in capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB.