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‘Cyclone-proof’ data centre opens in Australia

A data centre designed to withstand extreme weather events, including category 5 cyclones with winds of up to 280 kilometres per hour, has opened in Queensland, Australia.

The Tier 3 facility, located in Townsville, North Queensland, is owned by Australian provider iSeek, and was developed in partnership with telco Optus and power-specialist Schneider Electric to initially serve James Cook University and Townsville City Council.


Cray building $600m exascale supercomputer to manage US nuclear stockpile

El Capitan, which will have a peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops when delivered in 2022, will be used to run applications that safeguard the safety, security and effectiveness of the US’s nuclear stockpile.


Data centre outage sparks banking services blackout across Mexico

Prosa, an electronic transaction services firm responsible for processing card payments, said an electrical fault at its data centre in Santa Fe, Mexico, was responsible for the outage.


Reliance Jio pledges free cloud connectivity to Indian start-ups as telco announces 10-year Azure partnership

Indian telco pledges free connectivity and cloud infrastructure to start-ups as company enters India’s cloud services market.


Zero-day vulnerability discovered in Delta industrial and data centre control system

Exploit could give a hacker complete control over company security systems and thermal systems used in data centres Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a popular building control system that could allow cyber criminals to wreak havoc with operational technology found in factories, businesses and data centres. The system is manufactured by Delta,… Read More


AMD beats Intel to 7nm data centre chips, Google and Twitter first customers

AMD claims the 2nd generation of EPYC processors can halve the total cost of ownership across “numerous workloads” compared to Intel Xeon chips AMD has announced that Google and Twitter are among a growing list of companies using the chipmaker’s new EPYC Rome processors in their data centres. Microsoft has also announced the previews of… Read More


British Airways flights grounded by another IT outage

Online check-in and departure systems out of action following second IT failure in two years Holidaymakers travelling with British Airways have been left stranded at UK airports after the IT systems that deal with check-in and departures failed. The airline said it has switched to manual systems while the incident, which is not thought to… Read More


New Intel side-channel vulnerability targets Windows machines

Microsoft has patched the vulnerability, which affects virtually all servers and laptops using modern Intel processors A new vulnerability has surfaced that could allow hackers to access passwords, tokens, private conservations and encryption from machines using Intel processors. The side-channel vulnerability, discovered by cyber security firm Bitdefender, affects all machines that use Intel CPUs, run… Read More


Lenovo and Intel partner to ramp-up high-performance AI innovation

Long-standing partnership to refocus on HPC and AI innovation Lenovo and Intel have announced a new partnership aimed at ramping up the two companies’ AI and HPC (high-performance computing) efforts. The partnership will combine Lenovo’s infrastructure portfolio, including the company’s consumption-based TruScale data centre infrastructure, with Intel HPC and AI hardware and software to create… Read More


US Army buys $12 million AI-focused “HPC in a Container” from IBM

IBM will deliver the mobile supercomputer late 2019 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has bought a containerised supercomputer from IBM that will be deployed at the “tactical edge” and other remote locations. The $12 million “HPC in a Container” will serve all of the DoD’s agencies and services when it is delivered late 2019… Read More


Digital Realty to construct 10-storey, 13-level data centre in Seoul

Data centre giant enters into South Korea with towering new facility Digital Realty has entered into a definitive agreement to construct a multi-storey data centre in Seoul. The facility will be the first that the company has constructed in South Korea and is expected to support 12 MW of capacity. The data centre will be… Read More


Dropbox says SMR technology has delivered major data centre cost savings

The company adopted the high-density storage technology a year ago Cloud storage firm Dropbox says it has shaved 20 percent off data centre operational costs by adopting SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) storage technology. The company said by switching to SMR storage it has also increased data centre capacity by hundreds of petabytes and generated significant… Read More



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