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As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit

Rivals dish up some fear, uncertainty, doubt, or FUD, in an effort to poach IBM System x users

IBM turns to local rival for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms

Inspur has been trying to steal IBM's server business in China


Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

No-name tablets from China could deliver decent performance at a price of $35 or under

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

Nonprofit to bring Sega game console chips back to life

The chips could be used in small electronics or do-it-yourself projects

AppliedMicro's 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

AppliedMicro to cram 64 cores in X-Gene 3 chip to crank up performance

Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

The new Sparc chip will ship in Oracle's Unix servers next year

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

Microsoft moves from experiment to deployment of FPGAs to deliver faster search results

SAP makes it cheaper, easier for customers to use Hana in certain scenarios

The move signals that competition has truly arrived in the in-memory database market, says one observer

'Biochip' aims to quicken disease diagnosis, cut medical test costs

The Hydra-1K will make it easier to recommend drugs for a disease

AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips

AMD said it will customize 64-bit ARM server chips for customers, but first needs to see how the market evolves

Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7

Nvidia shares details about its Denver chip for the first time at Hot Chips

Intel to push Broadwell into fanless tablets thinner than iPad

Intel shares details on its Core M processors, which will go into tablets and hybrids by year end

Atos succeeds in bid to buy Bull, will boost security and cloud offerings

The offer made in May has been approved by Bull shareholders

IBM's new brain chip could power the Internet of things

The IBM TrueNorth brain-inspired prototype processor offers the equivalent of 256 million synapses

Computex Intel Llama Mountain tablet Broadwell

Intel preps for its Broadwell launch, but businesses aren't waiting for the new CPUs

Intel will reveal new chips at the IFA conference next month, the company said. The world is expecting Broadwell chips to be the headline news, but it appears that businesses aren't waiting for the new CPUs to arrive.

Processor delays hurt ARM server adoption, Dell exec says

The low-power advantage in ARM server chips is diminishing, says Dell's server chief

AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

AMD's new chips will bring console-style gaming to small desktops

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past

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