Inside an unmarked lab at Taiwan’s Inventec Corp, engineers test a rack of Servers with built-in liquid tubes that stream coolant and water through the hardware as it processes data. Unlike other data centres, the lab saves energy by not using air-conditioning. Yet the temperature inside is a bearable 28 degrees Celsius because the liquids carry most of the heat out of the servers. Inventec’s new demonstration is part of a joint effort by the Taiwanese government and private sector to help manufacturers gain the capability to design, build and export servers and data centres.
Chiueh Tzi-cker, who heads cloud computing research for the government-affiliated Industrial Technology Research Institute said the government sees cloud computing as an opportunity for Taiwan to export more higher-value products. In 2010, officials announced a five-year, 24-billion-Taiwan-dollar (US$822 million) investment to develop Taiwan’s cloud computing industry. That money is now being used to help move manufacturers away from selling server components at low margins and into the higher-value business of designing and building data centres.
Source: Oman Daily Observer