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FEATURE BLOG 21 August 2017

Will we snuggle up to servers for warmth?

You know that irritating line about how problems become challenges, or opportunities, when you look at them the right way? Sometimes it’s actually more than just wishful thinking.

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Data Center | 21 August 2017

Will we snuggle up to servers for warmth?

You know that irritating line about how problems become challenges, or opportunities, when you look at them the right way? Sometimes it’s actually more than just wishful thinking.

Written by Peter Judge (Guest)

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Iceland | Finance | 15 August 2017

Safe, Secure and Certain: Why Iceland’s Regulatory Regime Excels

In the fifth part of my series on the benefits of Iceland as a strategic data center hub, I examine Iceland’s regulatory status, the strength of its data protection laws and why Brexit uncertainty is further boosting the country’s status as an alternative to London.

Written by Stef Weegels

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Iceland | Sustainability | 9 August 2017

A Sustainable Solution for the Arctic’s Economic Future

Arctic nations are facing unprecedented dilemmas over economic development and ecosystem protection. Industrial progression can boost the region's economy and provide more jobs, but it comes at a huge social and environmental cost. One industry is well placed to help...

Written by Adam Nethersole

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Industry | Manufacturing | 7 August 2017

HPC for Process Manufacturing

HPC systems have been integral to many developments in materials science engineering, especially since the turn of the 21st century. In just that short time, advances in hardware and software have improved the computational ability of HPC systems by a factor of a million.

Written by Nick Dale

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Iceland | Finance | 4 August 2017

Iceland’s Unrivalled Low Risk Profile

In my fourth blog on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at some of the perceptions and myths about the country’s risk profile and identify how and why Iceland, in fact, tops the World Risk Index, with the lowest risk profile.

Written by Stef Weegels

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Data Center | Tech Trends | High Tech | 2 August 2017

OpenStack - The Awkward Age

OpenStack is seven years old, and it could be an awkward age. It has to make the change from a small community focused on its own technological issues, to an outward-looking resource for the whole industry.

Written by Peter Judge (Guest)

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Iceland | Power | 31 July 2017

Journey to the centre of the Earth - The Iceland Deep Drilling Project

Iceland already has more electricity per capita than any other country (more than twice that of the nearest contender, Norway), but the country is always searching for the next energy opportunity, and a way to further develop its renewable energy resources.

Written by Peter Kelly-Detwiler (Guest)

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Iceland | Finance | 26 July 2017

Iceland offers excellent connectivity to major financial hubs

In part three of my series on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at the country’s excellent cable connectivity to Europe and North America and review some of the use cases for financial services firms.

Written by Stef Weegels

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Iceland | Research | 19 July 2017

How Iceland can help deliver the UK's gene testing revolution

Delivering the “genomic dream” in the NHS will need abundant energy, massive high performance computing power and the technical know how. Iceland is well placed to help in all respects.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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Iceland | Finance | 18 July 2017

When it comes to TCO, Iceland offers the best value as a data center location

In part two of my series on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at the various costs to financial services firms compared with other locations, and why Iceland represents the best value.

Written by Stef Weegels

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Industry | HPC | 14 July 2017

How HPC is Helping the Future of Weather Prediction

Like other modeling applications, numerical weather prediction (NWP) applications require the capability to process large datasets in as short a time as possible, and because of this they’ve benefitted greatly from the development and proliferation of HPC systems.

Written by Nick Dale

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HPC | Finance | 11 July 2017

Roundtable Report - Fine-tuning the performance of HPC for financial services

Last month a roundtable, hosted by the Realization Group and Verne Global, saw a group of industry experts pick out the key issues that finance needs to address in order to fully realise the value of high-performance computing (HPC).

Written by Stef Weegels

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Iceland | Power | 10 July 2017

Iceland - The Underlying Philosophy of Responsible Entrepreneurialism

In our last blog, we examined the enormous potential of Iceland’s low-cost and environmentally benign electric resources. For this edition, we will look at what makes Iceland truly different: specifically its commitment to develop its resources in a consciously sustainable fashion.

Written by Peter Kelly-Detwiler (Guest)

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HPC | Research | 6 July 2017

Iceland - Meeting the needs of Researchers with Advanced Computing

I joined Verne Global six months ago as their Director of Research and for the first time had the pleasure of attending the ISC17 High Performance Computing summit in Frankfurt last month.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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Data Center | Industry | 1 July 2017

Share Data or Suffer Again

In May, British Airways suffered a catastrophic data center failure. It caused chaos for BA, as none of its planes could fly for the weekend. The cost has been estimated at $80 million, just in terms of the lost business and compensation - to say nothing of the damage to BA’s brand

Written by Peter Judge (Guest)

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