Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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ZFS creator to leave Oracle

Jeff Bonwick, who led the team at Sun Microsystems in creating the Zetabyte File System, is to leave Oracle, he announced via his blog on Monday.In a heartfelt post he thanked the ZFS developer community and wrote: "After a decade in the making, ZFS is now an adult.

September 28, 2010 by Jack Clark


AWS: Servers dictate datacentres' monthly costs

Servers are responsible for over half the monthly cost of running a large datacentre, according to a new model from Amazon Web Services' distinguished engineer James Hamilton.Hamilton's model crunched the numbers on a 50,000-server facility, and found that after servers, a distant second for cost was the infrastructure required for power distribution and cooling, followed by power.

September 23, 2010 by Jack Clark


Hadoop used to calculate Pi's two quadrillionth bit

Pi has been sequenced to its two quadrillionth bit, and the value has been found to be zero.Yahoo engineer Tsz Wo Sze announced on his Apache developer page in August that using a MapReduce programe named DistBdp and idle computer cycles in Yahoo's Hadoop clusters, he was able to calculate the two quadrillionth bit of Pi.

September 17, 2010 by Jack Clark


Interxion: Financial datacentres about "customer community"

Datacentre provider Interxion is currently in the process of leasing its second site in the UK, but the company faces some tough decisions due to financial companies, which make up an important segment of its UK customer base.For its new site, one of Interxion's targets for business will be High Frequency Trading (HFTs) operations, Greg McCulloch, Interxion's managing director for the UK told ZDNet UK Tuesday.

September 14, 2010 by Jack Clark


Qualcomm may use MediaFLO spectrum for data

Qualcomm is currently contemplating using the spectrum assigned to its MediaFLO service to serve mobile data.Last Friday, the chipmaker and service provider, said that it was in discussions with mobile and media operators to use the chunk of UK 'L-band' spectrum that it owns to serve data to mobile devices.

September 13, 2010 by Jack Clark


LG phones to ship with next-gen Nvidia chips

LG Electronics has announced that its next series of high-end smartphones will come with Nvidia's Tegra 2 mobile processor.The LG's Optimus Series of smartphones, due to ship in the fourth quarter of 2010, will be the first smartphones to use the chip.

September 7, 2010 by Jack Clark


Finalists announced for eBay modular datacentre

Six finalists have been announced for the eBay's recent request for proposals (RFP) for a new, high-density, modular, containerised datacentre.On Wednesday, Dean Nelson, eBay's senior director of global datacentre strategy, announced that the finalists had been picked for eBay's new datacentre.

September 3, 2010 by Jack Clark

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IDC pours water on reports of stellar Apple growth

IDC has played down reports of Apple's growth within the government and enterprise sectors, following articles trumpeting a major growth in shipments.On Monday, Charlie Wolf, an analyst with Needham & Company, issued a note to clients around IDC's figures for the second quarter of the worldwide computer market, zoning in on the apparent major growth by Apple products in the enterprise space.

August 24, 2010 by Jack Clark

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