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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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The future of Red Hat: How will IBM's acquisition affect the company?

IBM's purchase of Red Hat may be a good strategic fit for IBM, but the payback is anything but guaranteed.

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IDC: Data scientists are key to reaping IoT value in 2019

The key to creating real business value from data gathered by the Internet of Things lies with including data scientists at every step of IoT implementation.

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Bell Labs: Nokia's Future X 5G networking can help boost business productivity

Cloud-assisted driving, remote surgery, touch-sensitive VR, along with a jump in industrial productivity, are coming. But they depend on the evolution of network infrastructure toward 5G.

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Private 5G networks are coming

Control over security is prompting big industrial companies to explore private 5G wireless networks.

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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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How to make the business case for SD-WAN

Potential SD-WAN savings can be broken down into hard and soft savings. Hard savings come from new connectivity contracts, including reduction in the use of MPLS in favor of less expensive options, such as broadband or cellular. Soft...

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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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Fight for net neutrality rules gains momentum

The U.S. Supreme court’s refusal to remove a lower court’s decision to uphold net neutrality rules could help supporters in future legal battles if the policy is re-introduced.

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What’s hot in network certifications

As organizations look to next-gen architectures like multi-cloud and SDN, network professionals are getting a leg up with software-fluent certifications. Are they worth it?

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Latest supercomputer runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Sierra -- the newest supercomputer and the second-fastest in the world -- runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), which isn't surprising given the role Linux plays in supercomputing in general.

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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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What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new Wi-Fi security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized...

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Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco has 400G Ethernet switches that fall into two camps: The Nexus 9000 family aimed at large enterprise networks and the 3400-S class for hyperscale users.

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What to expect from Wi-Fi 6 in 2019

Wi-Fi 6 – aka 802.11ax – will begin to make its way into new installations in 2019, bringing with it a host of technological upgrades aimed at simplifying wireless network problems.

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Cray introduces a multi-CPU supercomputer design

The company says this is the last design before exascale, but it’s a big leap in its own right.

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Optical networking breakthrough will run networks 100x faster

Forming light waves into a spiral pattern allows multiplexing within fiber cable, adding throughput to traditional networks, researchers say.

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SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

Enterprise network pros share SD-WAN best practices and lessons learned.

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What is a firewall? How they work and all about next-generation firewalls

Firewalls are the primary perimeter defense for most organizations that have gone through many iterations: proxy, stateful, Web app, next-generation

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Right-to-repair smartphone ruling loosens restrictions on industrial, farm IoT

Forget smartphones — the U.S. Copyright Office’s new DRM exemptions could be a big deal for farmers and other heavy equipment operators and vendors.

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