News Release: Sapient Services, LLC, to build twin state-of-the-art data centers

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Foster City, California, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 For Immediate Release Sapient Services, LLC, has procured funding to build and operate two new, cutting-edge data center facilities in the northern and southern hemispheres. Sapient is extremely excited about the project, which stands to push the boundaries of PUE to 0.94. Built in different geographic locations, these twin data centers (NP1 and SP1) are to operate as one. Data will be mirrored to capitalize on their unique operational abilities. SP1, the site located at the South Pole, will operate entirely on solar power during the summer there. With all that free cooling, the initial calculations indicate a PUE of 0.94. This remarkable design will be mirrored at NP1, the North Pole site that will operate only during the summer there. Engineering for NP1 was a little more advanced due to the entire site having to be built on movable tracks to compensate for ice-floe movement. As for operations, Terry Vergon stated, “We only need a single crew to operate both sites since only one will be in operation at any given time, reducing cost.” As one data center is placed into what we call ‘deep freeze’ for the winter, the team will transition to the other hemisphere to do a ‘cold startup’ of the other site. Each data center is completely self-contained with its own waste recycling processing, just like the space station.”...

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Expert opinions….

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in General | 1 comment

Notwithstanding the very serious nature of the work we do, the high standards we must maintain, and the responsibility we have to deliver services day in and day out, it’s good to enjoy the lighter side of life every so often.  So this week, in recognition of the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day – hey, it’s as good as any to celebrate – I thought it fitting to look back at some notable expert opinions. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather.  Dubbed the Seer of Seers, the Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil enjoys a perfect record of weather forecasting.  While our ability to prognosticate as accurately may fall somewhat short of perfect, our predictions can sometimes prove just as legendary!  I hope you enjoy…. “I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers.”...

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