All posts by Jeff Clark

A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 2)

A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 2)
November 20, 2014 No Comments »

This article is part 2 of a series looking at the issue of net neutrality as it relates to a free market. Also see part 1 of this series. Net neutrality is a contentious issue that seems to muddle usual ... Read More »

Detekt Tool Targets Government Spyware

Detekt Tool Targets Government Spyware
November 20, 2014 No Comments »

Aiming to counter the influence of government surveillance on journalism and human-rights advocacy, Amnesty International now offers an open-source application, called Detekt, that checks computers for spyware—particularly the state-sponsored variety. Detekt “was developed by German security researcher Claudio Guarnieri, and ... Read More »

A Perfect Data Center PUE?

A Perfect Data Center PUE?
November 19, 2014 No Comments »

A Next Generation Data (NGD) data center in Newport, Wales, has achieved a perfect power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.0—if you believe the company’s claim. According to DatacenterDynamics, “NGD claims it can contractually commit to offering customers a PUE of ... Read More »

A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 1)

A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 1)
November 18, 2014 No Comments »

This article is part 1 of a series looking at the issue of net neutrality as it relates to a free market. Net neutrality is an issue that is surrounded by confusion and propaganda, and it’s one that has seen ... Read More »

The Ho-Hum Top500?

The Ho-Hum Top500?
November 18, 2014 No Comments »

The biannual Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has seen the Chinese Tianhe-2 as the four-time winner, suggesting some stagnation in the race. “Only one new entrant debuted in the top 10 in this Top500—a system built ... Read More »

What Happened to Google Glass?

What Happened to Google Glass?
November 17, 2014 No Comments »

Like Google’s mystery barges, the wearable Google Glass seems to have floated off into the unknown, with headlines covering the company’s progress in bringing Glass to market almost entirely absent. Reuters notes that “many developers and early Glass users are ... Read More »

Net Neutrality Debate: What’s a Free Market?

Net Neutrality Debate: What’s a Free Market?
November 14, 2014 No Comments »

Attempting to bridge the partisan divide on the net neutrality debate, InfoWorld’s Caroline Craig raises a number of points. Although the piece is entitled “Net neutrality is not a liberal-vs.-conservative issue,” she largely discusses the matter in terms of Republican ... Read More »

IDC: Data Center Count to Peak in 2017

IDC: Data Center Count to Peak in 2017
November 12, 2014 No Comments »

Research firm IDC expects the worldwide number of data centers will reach a maximum of 8.6 million in 2017, according to DatacenterDynamics. “The change will be fuelled by mass migration from small, on-premise facilities run by internal IT teams to ... Read More »

Is Fusion Power Right Around the Corner?

Is Fusion Power Right Around the Corner?
November 11, 2014 No Comments »

Long a (distant) holy grail of scientists and engineers, fusion power made headlines when Lockheed Martin announced that its Skunk Works research division may be closing in on a compact design that will overcome the hurdles that have hindered this ... Read More »