IBM, Syracuse University, and New York state have entered into a multiyear agreement to build and operate a new computer data center on the university's campus that will incorporate advanced infrastructure and smarter computing technologies to make it one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world, PR Newswire reports. The data center is expected to use 50 percent less energy than a typical data center today, making it one of the "greenest" computer centers in operation. A key element will be an on-site electrical co-generation system that will use natural gas-fueled microturbine engines to generate all electricity for...

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