From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center

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From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center

By Clint BoultonBy clicking on server doors in the 3-D Data Center application, users can see a machine's host name, CPU utilization and memory utilization.

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From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Sexy Avatars Check Sexy Servers

You're a U.S.-based IT manager and you can't get to that data center in India. With IBM's 3-D Data Center, you can get a visual representation of the India data center right from your office computer. In this scenario, an IBM engineer uses her avatar to check out the scene in the data center.

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From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Ground Control to Major Tom

This avatar checks out the health of her data center. The screens are 3-D widgets that pop up or slide out when called upon by the click of a mouse.

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From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - On the Grid

This widget is a graphical representation of IBM's Grid Scheduler software, as rendered in the IBM 3-D Data Center application. The software keeps IT managers in the loop about how their systems are running.

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From IBMs Labs: The 3-D Data Center - Birds-Eye View

Alerts are streamed from systems management software, such as IBM Tivoli or HP OpenView, to the 3-D Data Center, which renders them as alarms or spinning lights. The flames indicate a thermal issue. Is your server overheating? Check it! Quick!

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