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Intel suspends all operations in Russia

The chipmaker becomes the latest technology company to halt business in Russia as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine

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Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips

The new virtual machines can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable x86 processors, according to Microsoft.

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About that 'alarming' chip shortage — don't count on new fab plants to help quickly

A US Commerce Department report says the computer chip shortage is even worse than thought; at one point in 2021 there was just a five-day supply worldwide, and there's no sign the situation will improve anytime soon.

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Episode 2: Pluggable Optics and the Internet for the Future

Episode 2: Innovative technologies are key to the network of the future – including pluggable optics. In fact, your investment in pluggable optics is critical to the customer experience you deliver and your company’s brand.

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Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco coveted Acacia for its high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that let data center operators, webscale companies and service providers offer ever-faster service access to widely distributed resources. It also reinforces...

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BGP: What is border gateway protocol, and how does it work?

BGP is how the autonomous networks that make up the internet share routing information to find the best route for IP traffic.

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You’re not imagining things, there is a serious chip shortage

CPUs, GPUs, and memory are all in tight supply due to manufacturing issues and high demand.

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Cisco takes additional steps to fight counterfeit network gear

Cisco has added new security labels and enhanced cooperation with online marketplaces to crack down on criminals hawking counterfeit network hardware and software.

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Highflying Nvidia widens its reach into enterprise data centers

Acquisitions bolster Nvidia's position in the data center and set the stage for more widespread use of GPUs for AI and machine-learning workloads.

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AMD introduces Zen 3 architecture and pursues Xilinx acquisition

AMD's new Zen 3 processor architecture is socket-compatible with older designs but with faster performance.

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What is a network switch, and how does it work?

Switches connect network segments, providing full-duplex communication, valuable network performance data and efficient use of network bandwidth.

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Nvidia-Arm merger faces regulatory, political, legal hurdles

While Nvidia says it won’t interfere with Arm Holding’s chip-design business, its competitors and regulators may be skeptical

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Alleged leaks from AMD indicate big performance gains in upcoming Epyc refresh

Next-gen Milan will see up to 20% better core performance while Genoa will change in other ways.

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IBM details next-gen POWER10 processor

New CPU is optimized for enterprise hybrid cloud and AI inferencing, and it features a new technology for creating petabyte-scale memory clusters.

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Amazon Braket lets customers try out quantum computing

AWS has announced the availability of a new managed service, Amazon Braket, that lets customers tap into and experiment with quantum computing simulators and access quantum hardware from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.

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AI system analyzes code similarities, makes progress toward automated coding

Researchers from Intel, MIT and Georgia Tech are working on an AI engine that can analyze code similarities to determine what code actually does, setting the stage for automated software writing.

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How AI can create self-driving data centers

Early adopters are driving the use of AI to optimize power and cooling systems, automate predictive maintenance, and improve workload distribution in enterprise data centers.

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