We're being inundated with pitches about how technology can help the energy crisis.Were being inundated with pitches about how technology can help the energy crisis. First up was flat-panel display vendors, pushing their lower-energy requirements. Then came CPU vendors with low-power consumption servers. Now Mellanox, a semiconductor company, claims that removing just 35 PCI cards from a data center could "free up enough electricity to power one home." But youll need to replace your existing PCI equipment, and Mellanox is there to push their product: Infiniband.
However, the technology is nowhere near ready for commercial physical deployment. Intel told us last summer not to expect Infiniband in real quantities until 2002.