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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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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents and other physical phenomena. They not only outperform every other machine on the planet, they also...

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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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Tariffs on China cause new data center equipment prices to increase

Networking and server equipment are among those affected by the U.S. tariffs on China, causing OEMs to increase their prices. There are ways, though, to offset the increases.

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Is Oracle's silence on its on-premises servers cause for concern?

Oracle was disturbingly quiet about its Exadata and Exalogix on-premises servers at the recent OpenWorld. But IDC's Ashish Nadkarni says not to worry yet.

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Xilinx lines up three major Chinese hardware vendors as OEM partners

Alibaba Cloud, Huawei, and server vendor Inspur will begin offering data center platforms based on Xilinx’s FPGA-as-a-service model, mostly targeting AI inference workloads.

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Is there a white-box server in your data center’s future?

The stagnant server market is heating up as 'white box' server vendors grab an increasing share of the cloud business. Enterprises have been reluctant to follow the lead of hyperscale data center vendors to off-brand server...

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Intel’s FPGA strategy comes into focus

Intel reveals its FPGA strategy, which includes the Stratix 10 and Arria 10 chips, a Storefront for FPGA workloads, and support for VMware vSphere.

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A new ARM-based server processor challenges for the data center

A former Intel executive has launched a broadside attack against her former employer and created Ampere Computing, which develops ARM-based chips for the data center.

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Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform

Nvidi's T4 GPU will appear in Google products, gains support from Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Oracle and SuperMicro.

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Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

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Cisco introduces its first server built for AI and ML workloads

Cisco's new Unified Compute System (UCS) server covers each stage of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) lifecycle.

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Chip shrinking hits a wall: what it means for you

GlobalFoundries will no longer make 7nm chips, a setback for AMD and a challenge for data centers' ability to scale.

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