Sun MD Earthquakes!!
By jonasdias on Fev 25, 2008
Today was THE day of BLACKBOX TOUR @ BRAZIL @ Rio de Janeiro!
Just one thing to say! That thing is really cool!
For the ones who don't know about what I'm talking, it’s about a complete Datacenter inside a container. The widely known project BlackBox has become a Sun product! They just (but not simply) put 8 racks inside a 20 feet container with exclusives refrigeration and amortization system, redundant power and data links… well, there would be many things to say. If you got interested by the specs. Have a look at Sun MD Data Sheet and get amazed too.
The nicest part! It’s totally moveable. You can take your Modular Datacenter Anywhere! For many industries, it fits perfect! You can have a "turn-key" datacenter while you builds your own. For example, about the discovering of a new oil bay, you can’t wait for 5 years till the end of a datacenter building… so… just take your Sun MD there!!
On the talk during the today’s event was said about a video hosted at YouTube about an experiment Sun did to test the black box… they put it to survive a simulated Earthquake! To the experiments, they used the earthquake simulation system, cameras to visualize the container interior and SUN SPOTS to measure thinks! Yes, there were Sun Spots there… The video is amazing, and they have already used the experiment’s results to improve Sun MD performance…. But get shocked: Sun MD kept working after a 6.4 Richter magnitude scale earthquake. Have a look ate the video:
Want to buy one?? It could really stay on the top of your building and you can try it’s 450000 web transaction per second capacity: