Google’s data centres to use ‘carbon-intelligent computing’ – Finance

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As Google continues to pour billions into building new data centres across the globe, the public cloud and search giant says it will shift the data processing for things like Google photos and YouTube videos to data centre where green power is more available. Starting in 2021, Google’s “carbon-intelligent computing” will move workloads from data centre to data centre based on availably of renewable energy for more than one-third of its non-production workloads. “By 2030, we plan to completely decarbonize our electricity use for every hour of every day. One way we can do this is by adjusting our operations in real time so that we get the most out of the clean energy that’s already available,” said Ross Koningstein, co-founder of Google’s Carbon-Intelligent Computing project in a blog post. “And that’s exactly what our newest...

ARM Announces N2 Neoverse Computing Cores for Data Centres

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Recently, ARM announced details surrounding its next-generation processors aimed at the data centre and edge computing market. What challenges do data centres and edge devices face, what details have been released around the N2 architecture, and could RISC be the dominant CPU technology? What challenges do data centres and edge devices face? While the power and technology used in computing technology have undergone major changes, the development of large computers that take up entire rooms still exists today. Of course, modern computers are many orders of magnitude faster than the computers of the past. Still, the idea of using a dedicated facility to process large amounts of data has been around since the first computers. Modern data centres power the technological world as we know it; they enable the internet to function by hosting websites and...