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Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

Altera launches Stratix 10 FPGAs with HBM2 in tow
— 12:30 PM on October 10, 2016

Intel subsidiary Altera has launched the Stratix 10 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The Stratix 10 comprises 5.5 million logic elements, HBM2 memory, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

Nvidia improves virtual graphics monitoring in its latest Grid update
— 8:26 AM on August 24, 2016

Nvidia first took the wraps off its Tesla M10 high-density server graphics card (can we call them virtualizable GPUs or vGPUs yet?) back in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

Intel announces next-gen Knights Mill Xeon Phi accelerator
— 10:29 AM on August 18, 2016

You may all be wondering what's up with the Internet's coverage of IDF, since there wasn't a lot of news coming from that front yesterday....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Intel Computex keynote confirms Kaby Lake and Optane for 2016
— 2:05 PM on May 31, 2016

Intel's Computex presentation this morning covered a lot of topics, from the Internet of Things and 5G, to machine learning and VR. We'll talk about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

Chromium OS now runs on the Raspberry Pi
— 11:03 AM on April 27, 2016

The ChromeOS-inspired Chromium OS has been ported to a couple Raspberry Pi models. The ChromiumRPI releases are only at version 0.5 right now,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

Backblaze Storage Pod 6.0 puts 60 3.5" drives in 4U of space
— 12:46 PM on April 25, 2016

Cloud storage and backup company Backblaze is becoming  a household name among enthusiasts these days. The company annually releases one of the only high-count...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Micron unveils three series of datacenter-oriented SSDs
— 8:21 AM on April 13, 2016

It's a good day for datacenters across the world. Micron, purveyor of all things related to memory, has unveiled its updated lineups of datacenter-oriented SSDs....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

Samsung fires up fabrication of "10-nm class" DDR4 RAM
— 3:59 PM on April 7, 2016

There's an old saying among IT folks that Intel is the 800-lb gorilla in the CPU space. That description also fits Samsung when it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing Servers

Nvidia DGX-1 uses eight Tesla P100s to speed up deep learning
— 3:56 PM on April 5, 2016

Holy mother of GPUs. If you've been reading the news today, then you know Nvidia has launched the Tesla P100, the HPC equivalent of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

Pascal makes its debut on Nvidia's Tesla P100 HPC card
— 1:39 PM on April 5, 2016

During his GTC keynote today, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the company's Pascal GP100 graphics-processing unit on board the Tesla P100 high-performance computing...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

Xeon E5-2600 v4 CPUs pave the way for the clouds of tomorrow
— 1:41 PM on March 31, 2016

Intel released its Broadwell-EP Xeons today under the E5-2600 v4 umbrella. These chips include a number of features that virtualization-administrator readers may be interested...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Microsoft will make SQL Server available for Linux
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

In a surprising move, Microsoft announced today that it's making its SQL Server database system available to customers running Linux. The sprawling relational database...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix