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Supercomputing is becoming super-efficient, Top500 list shows

Supercomputing is becoming super-efficient. The highest climber in the latest Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers is also one of the highest scorers on the Green500 ranking of the world's most efficient. But the...

10 of the worlds fastest supercomputers

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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Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm's ARM-based Centriq 2400 chips could break Intel's virtual monopoly on server processors to bring down data center costs.

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Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are...

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HPE refreshes its Superdome servers with SGI technology

HPE announced new Superdome servers with new in-memory computing based on SGI NUMAlink technology.

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REVIEW: How rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

End users describe how rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

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What is MINIX? The most popular OS in the world, thanks to Intel

MINIX is a complete operating system running within Intel chips that has total access to the machines it runs on, but users have no access to it, posing security concerns to some.

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AMD rumored to double server core count on Epyc chip

The next generation of AMD’s Epyc server processors is expected to pack 64 cores on one chip.

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HPE gives up the battle for tier 1 data center customers

HPE bows to the reality that ‘white box’ vendors have it beat. It will no longer try to sell commodity hardware to tier 1 customers such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.

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Intel introduces an AI-oriented processor

Intel says the Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) will help companies develop new classes of AI applications. It is expected to be on sale before the end of the year.

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Server downtime is bad. Server slowness is worse

A server going down can really muck things up for any business. Also problematic, and costly, though, are slow servers, databases and networks.

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Will machine learning save the enterprise server business?

Server makers may be turning to industry verticals such as machine learning to restore growth.

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America’s first exascale supercomputer set for 2021 debut

Aurora will be the first U.S. system to top one exaflop in performance.

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Your next servers might be a no-name brand

White box vendors are taking off like a shot in the data center, with ODM sales now accounting for the largest group of server sales, surpassing HPE.

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Report confirms on-premises data center spending declined

A new Synergy Research report shows spending on non-cloud data center hardware and software dropped 18% between Q2 2015 and Q2 2017, while cloud spending grew 35%.

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The next big thing in hard disks may be glass

New materials are needed for higher densities, and a Japanese firm thinks it has the solution: glass substrates.

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History of computers, part 1 — The bulletin board system

Before we had always-available, fast connections to multiple servers, we had dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS). And it wasn’t even that long ago.

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HPE looks to put a supercomputer in space

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is sending the Spaceborne Computer to the International Space Station to test the durability of HPC in the harshness of space.

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Tough times strike Lenovo’s data center business

Partners and customers are losing faith in Lenovo’s server business, if they ever had it.

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2 reasons to migrate off of Microsoft Exchange Server

By migrating away from Microsoft Exchange, you reduce costs for your organization and improve the security of your accounts and data. One option to use instead: Kolab.

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