James Hamilton: Very Low-Cost, Low-Power Servers

Are Colocation power costs and data center efficiency on your radar?

I’m interested in low-cost, low-power servers and have been watching the emerging market for these systems since 2008 when I wrote CEMS: Low-Cost, Low-Power Servers for Internet Scale Services (paper, talk). ZT Systems just announced the R1081e, a new ARM-based server with the following specs:

· STMicroelectronics SPEAr 1310 with dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 cores

· 1 GB of 1333MHz DDR3 ECC memory embedded

· 1 GB of NAND Flash

· Ethernet connectivity


· SATA 3.0

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll