[qi:_earth2tech] The excitement around cloud computing has predominantly focused on software. Hardware is like the foundation of a house — necessary, but not exactly something to get too excited about. In an effort to shed the commodity sever paradigm, IBM has launched water-cooled racks of servers designed for cloud computing.
At Earth2Tech we hit on the green aspects of the iDataPlex servers, but didn’t talk about how IBM has stripped out the hardware redundancies of the typical server to make reliability strictly reliant on software. This saves space and power, and is designed to mesh well in the clustered computer environment favored by companies pushing the cloud.