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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

The fastest supercomputers in the world as ranked by TOP500 have reached a new milestone: all of the 500 systems on the list deliver at least 1 petaflop. These systems power scientific research at institutions around the world.

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Oracle updates Exadata at long last with AI and machine learning abilities

Oracle announced an update to its Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 server line that includes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, plus support for hybrid cloud.

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HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision

In an exclusive interview, HPE CEO Antonio Neri unpacks his portfolio of technology initiatives, from edge computing to tomorrow’s memory-driven architecture.

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Server shipments to pick up in the second half of 2019

Server sales slowed in anticipation of the new Intel Xeon processors, but they are expected to start up again before the end of the year.

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How and where to use serverless computing

Serverless computing is designed to automate infrastructure provisioning and eliminate the burden of server management.

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Intel follows AMD’s lead (again) into single-socket Xeon servers

Intel's new U series of processors are aimed at the low-end market where one processor is good enough.

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Intel's Agilex FPGA family targets data-intensive workloads

Agilex processors are the first Intel FPGAs to use 10nm manufacturing, achieving a performance boost for AI, financial and IoT workloads

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Time to stock up on memory; prices to fall 20% this quarter

Contract prices for server DRAM are expected to fall by more than 20 percent this quarter thanks to slow demand and over production.

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Server sales projected to slow, while memory prices drop

Global server shipments are expected to slow down as new processors appear on the horizon, according to TrendForce. Meanwhile, an oversupply of NAND flash memory causes prices to drop.

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Qualcomm makes it official; no more data center chip

It's the end of the road for Qualcomm's Centriq, its ARM-based server processor.

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2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

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HPE edge offerings merge analytics, applications and IoT systems control

HPE is uniting information and operational technology in edge-network hardware and software systems.

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Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

A new microprocessor manufacturing technique could keep future electronics 18 degrees cooler, providing huge efficiency gains for data centers.

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AMD’s road to the data center and HPC isn’t as long as you think

AMD has a few things in its favor as it takes on Nvidia in the high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) arena.

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GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks

Researchers at UCLA Riverside discover GPUs can be victims of the same kinds of attacks as Meltdown and Spectre, which have impacted Intel and AMD CPUs.

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AMD now wants to take on Nvidia in the data center

AMD’s new GPUs designed for the data center give it a chance against Nvidia, but the software is still an issue.

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AMD continues server push, introduces Zen 2 architecture

AMD revealed the Zen 2 architecture for its family of microprocessors. Sold under the Epyc brand for servers, it’s expected to double the performance of the previous generation.

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Intel responds to the Epyc server threat from AMD

Intel formally announced a new class of Xeon Scalable processors that in many ways leapfrogs the best AMD has to offer.

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