"That's enough kilowatt-hours saved by one typical system to power 60 Australian homes for one year. In addition, the 5500 Server reduces the floor space requirement by approximately 66 percent."
Apart from the raw energy savings compared with older models, an improved cabinet design is said to increase cooling efficiency.
Designed specifically for data warehousing, the high-availability Teradata 5500 server scales from hundreds of gigabytes to four petabytes. According to the company, it significantly improves customers' capability to handle vastly expanded data volumes, heavier decision-support demands and complex mixed workloads including deep analytics.
"The dual-core Intel Xeon  chip set is much more efficient at data warehouse workloads, as compared to the scientific workload oriented Intel Itanium chip touted by some nascent data warehouse vendors," Pettitt asserted.
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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.