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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.

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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Dell EMC rolls out future-proofed high-performance servers

Dell EMC's PowerEdge MX line was designed to support a wide variety of traditional and emerging data center workloads, such as AI.

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How the L1 Terminal Fault vulnerability affects Linux systems

The L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) affects Intel processors and thereby Linux systems. Learn what this vulnerability is all about and what Linux users should do about it.

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Intel ends the Xeon Phi product line

Intel quietly ended the life of the Xeon Phi processor line on July 23. Forthcoming Xeon chips have all the features of the Phi, no separate chip or add-in card needed.

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SSDs poised to get a lot cheaper

Oversupply and seasonal weakness combine for a potential big drop in prices on solid-state drives (SSD).

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Samsung could upset the AI and HPC markets with GPU entry

Nvidia has vaulted to the lead of the AI chip race with its GPUs. But Samsung looks to be making a move and could take some of its thunder.

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Two studies show the data center is thriving instead of dying

Despite the rapid growth and adoption of the cloud, companies still need on-premises systems.

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What's the future of server virtualization?

Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

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HPE puts enterprise software applications at the edge network

HPE moves to certify complete enterprise software stacks, allowing enterprises to run the exact same applications in the data center, in the cloud or at the network edge.

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Lenovo announces hybrid liquid-cooling system: Neptune

Lenovo's Neptune includes a mix of cooling technologies: direct-to-node liquid cooling, rear door heat exchangers, and hybrid cooling that mixes air and liquid.

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