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White Space 18: Going nuclear

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We discuss data centers on the edge and accidental nuclear attacks

This week on White Space, Bill discovers that an Interxion facility is being shut down in Paris due to noise complaints from its neighbors - bad news for edge data centers everywhere.

Next, we try to figure out the mystery buyer for a former SK Hynix chip manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon.

Max explains why the US Nuclear Security Administration needs a huge supercomputer cluster based on the Open Compute Project hardware. This reminds Peter of a curious incident in 1966 that involved the US accidentally dropping nuclear bombs on Spain. Yep, you read that right. They still haven’t cleaned up the aftermath.

We also talk about HP abandoning its role as a public cloud provider by closing down the Helion public cloud in the US. And in conclusion, we share some thoughts on the acquisition of SanDisk by Western Digital.

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