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Tier44 Provides Data Center Service Optimization, Reincarnation of PowerAssure

I am interested in applying IT and communications technologies (ICT) to the energy sector. One such area is the data center market. This segment is very interesting because it involves ICT and facility management and operations in the same place. Besides, I can relate to the IT side of the house easily because of my [...]

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Many Networking Protocols to Choose from for Internet of Things

One of the topics I am very much interested in is a networking protocol. Before IP became the de facto standard for communications, at least in the IT field, there were many others, such as IPX, AppleTalk, Banyan VINES, DECnet, SNA, and XNS. They were not interoperable with one another, and it was not possible [...]

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How Some of My Current Interests in ICT and Power Industry Relate to Each Other

How Some of My Current Interests in ICT and Power Industry Relate to Each Other

I have not blogged for a while but want to resume my writing. There are a lot of subjects I would like to write about: cloud computing, cloud computing impacts on data centers, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data/Analytics, Green IT, and ICT applications to the power industry. These subjects are related to each [...]

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The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 2

The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 2

This is a continuation of the review of Preliminary Discussion Draft: NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0. Chapter 4: Standards Identified for Implementation (pp. 62–120) This is the chapter I am most interested in. Table 4-1 (page 70) contains a set of standards, specifications, and guidelines that NIST deems important [...]

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The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 1

The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 1

I have been advocating the application of information and communications technologies to the power grid and any elements that are part of or connect to the power grid. There are many such application areas, including measuring and monitoring, communications and networking, data collection, aggregation and storage, and data processing and analytics. So you might want [...]

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ARM TechCon 2013: Segars Sees ARM as the Solution for Big Data, IoT

ARM TechCon 2013: Segars Sees ARM as the Solution for Big Data, IoT

The room was packed for ARM CEO Simon Segars’s keynote speech on the second day of ARM TechCon 2013.  I heard that more than 6,500 people preregistered for the conference, which indicated high popularity of ARM solutions.   He started with a discussion of innovation. Before jumping into the subject of mobile computing, he talked [...]

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ARM TechCon 2013: HP’s Game-Changing Moonshot

ARM TechCon 2013: HP’s Game-Changing Moonshot

Martin Fink, CTO and Director of HP Labs., Hewlett-Packard Company, presented a keynote titled New Style of IT at the recent ARM TechCon 2013.   Fink first reviewed how IT has progressed from the mainframe in the 1970s and ‘80s, to the clients and servers of the 1990s, the Internet of the 2000s, and the [...]

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ARM TechCon 2013: How ARM Impacts the Digital Society—Introduction

ARM TechCon 2013: How ARM Impacts the Digital Society—Introduction

In the recent ARM TechCon 2013, I attended several keynote speeches. ARM chips are known to consume less energy than other chips, but they are becoming powerful enough to fuel our digital society. To learn more about this trend, I went to hear several keynote speakers at the recent ARM TechCon 2013. Tom Lantzsch, ARM’s [...]

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New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed, Large, and Complex Systems – Part 2

New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed, Large, and Complex Systems – Part 2

The second keynote speech I attended at NoSQL Now 2013 was by Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix. Adrian gave a talk titled Managing Scale and Complexity at Netflix. He talked about a different aspect of massively distributed, large, and complex systems from Nathan Marz’s. (URL). Between the two, I gained more understanding of such systems. In [...]

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New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed and Complex Systems – Part 1

New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed and Complex Systems – Part 1

In addition to the tutorial I attended at NoSQL Now 2013, I heard two keynote speech sessions. They had similar themes but different emphases. The power grid transmits not just power but also a vast amount of data/information about power delivery. This is similar to the telephone system’s consisting of signaling (control) and voice transmission [...]

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