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Mid-range supercomputers surge on the Top500 list of fastest machines

With no change at the top of the latest Top500.org supercomputer list, you need to look further down the rankings to see the real story.

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IT budgets shift away from capital expenses thanks to the cloud

IT organizations are spending money on things other than hardware, according to Computer Economics’ annual IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study for 2017/2018.

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Most acute storage pain points, letdowns

Things don’t always go as planned with new technologies. Two new research reports document the struggles, disappointments and false starts that enterprise storage pros wrestle with as they modernize their infrastructure for digital...

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Skyport Systems plugs the agility, security gaps of hybrid cloud

Skyport Systems’ SkySecure Hybrid Cloud Edge securely runs application gateways at the network edge, providing agility and security for apps in the cloud and the data center.

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White boxes crushing the traditional server market

IDC says big-name server vendors, including HPE, Cisco and IBM, are struggling as no-name white-box vendors—and the cloud—take up the slack.

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Data should be stored in space, firm says

Cloud Constellation Corp., a space data-center start-up, plans to build a space-based server farm, architecture and telecom backbone.

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HPE merges IT, OT with Edgeline software platform to crunch IoT data

Before the advent of sensors in cars, phones, thermostats, refrigerators and factory-floor devices, information technology and operational technology were two different worlds. The Internet of Things is changing that.

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Survey says: Enterprise IT needs a Zoloft and a life coach

Aging data centers, cloud computing, high server workloads and more are stressing data center professionals out. New research shows, though, there’s no need to panic.

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Florida wants to be a major host of data center facilities

To attract data centers to the state, Florida is eliminating sales tax and use tax. To qualify, though, a company must consume a certain level of power.

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HPE highlights innovation in software-defined IT, security at Discover

At its Discover conference this week, HPE is pulling back the curtains on firmware security and advances in software-defined IT aimed to reduce costs and increase system flexibility for its users and help it stay ahead of competitors...

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SQL Server 2017 on Linux boosts efficiency for analytics firm

Financial analyticis firm dvo1 gains SQL Server benefits while continuing its use of Linux servers with its early use of SQL Server 2017 in its network.

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HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memristors

It's been an arduous journey, but HPE on Tuesday finally showed a prototype of The Machine at a lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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A third of virtual servers are zombies

New research finds that a quarter of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. They aren't be used, but they still cost money.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS via containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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You really should know what the Andrew File System is

It's a good bet that most cloud computing devotees have no idea what the Andrew File System (AFS) is, though this foundation technology just earned its creators a major Association for Computing Machinery award and accompanying $35K...

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Nvidia's new Volta-based DGX-1 supercomputer puts 400 servers in a box

You won't need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU, which can sit on a desktop.

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Dell strengthens data center stack with shiny new assets

Just a few years back, Dell said it didn't want to mimic sloppy behemoths like IBM or HP, and wanted to be lean and focus on the mid-market. But the 14th Generation PowerEdge servers can take advantage of the new assets.

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Intel Xeon chips rebranded to sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.

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