A data center in a shoebox



A data center in a shoebox - overview

The microserver’s team has designed and demonstrated a prototype 64-bit microserver using a PowerPC based chip from Freescale Semiconductor running Linux Fedora and IBM DB2. At 133 × 55 mm2 the microserver contains all of the essential functions of today’s servers, which are 4 to 10 times larger in size. Not only is the microserver compact, it is also very energy-efficient. One of its innovations is hotwater cooling, which in addition to keeping the chip operating temperature below 85°C, will also transport electrical power by means of a copper plate.