80legs Inc. offers bargain-priced Web crawling service

80legs Inc. offers bargain-priced Web crawling service

80legs Inc.  has officially launched its service, which brings supercomputer-scale data mining of the Web to companies, and even individuals.The...

September 22nd, 2009 Eric Lai

Chinese researcher details vulnerability of West Coast power grid

Chinese researcher details vulnerability of West Coast power grid

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking at a report by a research scientist in China that shows how...

September 15th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

IEEE launches smart-grid standards project

IEEE launches smart-grid standards project

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has launched a new project to create standards and interoperability for the...

May 3rd, 2009 Grant Gross

OPINION: What

OPINION: What

If the electrical power distribution system is completely cut off from the Internet, that’s a good thing. Despite some recent...

April 23rd, 2009 Greg Meckbach

Upstarts outpace BI vendors in data loading speeds

Upstarts outpace BI vendors in data loading speeds

One of the more prosaic parts of data warehousing is, well, getting the data into the warehouse. This has long...

March 18th, 2009 Eric Lai

Cloud computing drives CERN’s ‘Big Bang’ project

Cloud computing drives CERN’s ‘Big Bang’ project

The success or failure of the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s (known as CERN) landmark Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project...

September 10th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

Free green power for Canadian government IT

Free green power for Canadian government IT

Many provincial governments are setting the wheels in motion to move their IT processing to greener IT data centres that...

August 22nd, 2008 Rosie Lombardi

Kelowna firm spends $75M on green data centre

Kelowna firm spends $75M on green data centre

A collocation startup is using Kelowna, B.C. as the location for a $75 million data centre that promises to make...

June 16th, 2008 Shane Schick

Green IT focus boosts Intel’s corporate reputation

Green IT focus boosts Intel’s corporate reputation

Intel and Nokia this week said they plan to lessen their respective impact on the environment. While Nokia has joined...

January 30th, 2008 Nancy Gohring