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High-Performance Computer Brings Billion Dollar Returns

© Matthew McFarland | Gensler

We all can imagine how many people have bought a high-performance sports car – in some cases shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars into an investment that is fast and sexy – thinking of the potential excitement and thrill of driving it. In the back of their mind (maybe), they are thinking its value might possibly increase as a collector’s item; and, maybe, just maybe, they will make some money out of the deal (less the thousands of dollars they spend every year on maintenance).

The question being: can high performance translate into high returns?

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A Funny Thing May Happen on the Way to AI

Image: Markus Spiske

When we picture the future of technology, scenes from “The Terminator” or “2001: A Space Odyssey” might first enter our minds, showing us the end of humanity or the rampage of psychotic robots. But regardless of how it’s portrayed in films or the number of industry experts (Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking) warning us of its risks, leading edge technology is growing at an incredible pace and with it, an ever more automated society.

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Your Secret Weapon in 2016: The Design of your Data Center

Confidential Software Client, Hillsboro, Ore. Image by Ryan Cook

The data center isn’t back of house business anymore. Long gone are the days when company data centers were out of sight and out of the public consciousness, managed by the proverbial wizards behind the curtain. In the tech-fueled economy, data centers not only ensure the delivery of critical service, they make headlines. There’s Facebook’s wind powered data center in Fortune and Intel’s CTO in The Wall Street Journal standing next to the data center that could rival Google and Facebook. The data center has taken its rightful place as a competitive advantage for the company that does it right.

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