May 17, 2010
4 power advantages of cloud computing
Heather Clancy recaps some of the advantages associated with cloud computing, as originally mentioned by Jonathan Koomey, a consulting professor for Stanford University and a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
“There are four primary reasons why cloud computing (at least philosophically speaking) should be a more power-efficient approach than an in-house data centre. This is the order in which Koomey lists them: workload diversity, economies of economies of scale, power-management flexibility (and) you can pick the most efficient site possible.”
“After being leaked ahead of the CeBIT trade show in March, Asus has put the EeePC 1015P netbook and it’s offshoot, the 1015PE, out on the market. The major and only difference between these two machines is design. The 1015P is available in three standard shades (black, white and blue), while there are many more options for the 1015PE available in either matte in one of four shades (black, white, blue and red) or with a glossy finish in one of four shades (black, white, red and pink). Powered by Intel Atom Pineview-M N450 processors, both the EeePC 1015P and 1015PE feature 10.1-inch backlit-LED WSVGA displays (1,024 x 600 resolution).”
“Google announced on its blog (yesterday) that it stop selling the Nexus One via its Web site soon. As the company explained, ‘We’re very happy with the adoption of Android in general, and the innovation delivered through Nexus One … But, as with every innovation, some parts worked better than others. While the global adoption of the Android platform has exceeded our expectations, the web store has not. It’s remained a niche channel for early adopters.’”