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IBM's Power9 chip die

IBM's blazing Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know

IBM's latest Power9 chip is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.

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Nvidia's NVLink 2.0 will first appear in Power9 servers next year

Graphics processors with Nvidia's NVLink throughput technology have just started coming out, but a successor to the interconnect is already on its way.

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

Chinese approval clears the way for Dell's huge EMC buy

Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

Samsung DRAM

DRAM will live on as DDR5 memory is slated to reach computers in 2020

Hardware experts believed the last DRAM would be the current DDR4, but that's not the case, with DDR5 memory now under development.

Intel silicon photonics

Death to copper cables: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

AMD chip

AMD turns back to x86 for server reboot as it downgrades ARM

AMD's move three years ago to rely on ARM for server chips is turning out to be a big mistake.

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Lenovo crams 48TB of SSD storage on a board

Lenovo is developing an SSD storage board with a monstrous 48TB capacity, and the company plans to release it by the middle of next year.

Micron 3D Xpoint die

Micron's super-fast 3D Xpoint SSDs will ship through storage partners

Intel won't be the only company selling super fast SSDs based on the new 3D Xpoint storage and memory technology; other storage companies will also offer them with technology provided by Micron.

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.

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OK — What is this Nano Server in Windows Server 2016?

A lot of people are talking about Nano Server inside of Microsoft's Windows Server 2016. But what is it really? And why should we care?

AMD's Opteron A1100 ARM server chip

AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs. AMD is getting creative with Zen and considering merging the CPU with a high-performance GPU to create a mega-chip for...

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HPE's Itanium server refresh should come in mid-2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to refresh its Itanium server range around the middle of next year, employing Intel's long-promised "Kittson" successor to the current Itanium 9500 series ("Poulson") chips.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Intel profit slides on costs related to layoffs

Intel's profit dropped sharply last quarter due to heavy costs from a restructuring announced in April, though sales were up thanks to the company's powerful data center group.

Web attack silently modifies DNS configurations in routers

An online market that offered cheap hacked servers returns

A website that offered access to hacked servers for as little as $6 is back online.

China's Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer

China loads up on chip technology with new ARM license

China already has the world's fastest computer with its homegrown chip, but the country hasn't stopped loading up on technology to make more of its own chips.

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One year after its demise, Windows Server 2003 is hanging around

Many companies still run Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003, but the servers aren’t terribly important them, according to a Spiceworks State of IT report.

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HPE has won $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been awarded $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle over a largely forgotten Intel processor.

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