Bangalore is HP’s laboratory for data center cooling

Because in Bangalore, just like in other big cities in India, with its poor infrastructure and intermittent power supply, you get data center up time of 24/7 by supplementing grid electricity with diesel burning generators – which is expensive – more so than grid electricity in PA. And so economically it makes more sense to refine/test it there. Additional benefits of course are emissions reduction etc.

You can read more in a BusinessWeek article here.


HealthCareMagic plans to be new portal for Indians

Startup Dunia writes that the website HealthcareMagic has been launched with the aim of becoming the primary portal for Indians’ healthcare needs. Utilizing the internet to make access more widely available, the website plans to offer the following features.

  • Chat live with a doctor for free using the portal (between 9 AM – 9 PM IST)
  • Rate, review doctors, hospitals. Share your experiences
  • Search and compare doctors and health care service providers in Bangalore
  • They also have health / hospitalization calculators to aid you in making healthcare related decisions

Currently in beta and only servicing Bangalore, the company hopes to expand to other areas of the country soon.

CFLs to replace incandescent bulbs in pilot project

From the Hindu:

BANGALORE: The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) is in the process of launching an ambitious energy conservation project for the replacement of incandescent bulbs in households with highly energy-efficient Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs).

The pilot project, which will be taken up in Bangalore Rural district, envisages the replacement of a maximum of four incandescent bulbs in each house, adding up to five lakh bulbs. The project is expected to begin in a month.

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