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LinkedIn’s hyper-dense data center design

Intel Optane

What Aerospike learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.

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What is serverless computing?

In this animation, Network World explains some of the concepts of serverless computing, and how it represents the next phase of cloud computing for Internet of Things applications and products.

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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Windows Server on ARM laptops is for Azure only

What makes the work of porting code to the ARM instruction set worthwhile is both the scale of cloud and the kind of services Microsoft runs in Azure. The economics works for cloud, not your data centers.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new A.I. server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on...

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What's Microsoft after with Windows Server on ARM?

It was unclear today just what kind of edge Microsoft might gain by partnering with Qualcomm and others to run Windows Server on ARM processors.

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Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with Qualcomm's help

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.

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AMD hopes to break Intel server dominance with new 32-core Naples chip

The outspoken Forrest Norrod has never shied away from server challenges. As a server chief at Dell, the company's data-center hardware business flourished, and he was one of the few skeptics of ARM servers.

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IoT and 5G drive computing to the edge

By 2020, Intel predicts that an average user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. More data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices and internet of things devices.

Intel Atom

Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

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Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel has a chip with 24 cores that costs $8,898

Intel's got some high priced chips, but none is as expensive as the new Xeon E7-8894 v4 server processor.

AMD's Sempron chip

After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge other PC chips

An AMD Athlon or Sempron chip may not drum as much excitement as Ryzen, but loyalty has helped those brands stick around for more than a decade.

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

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AMD sets up Ryzen chip for a strong start as battle with Intel looms

AMD now is looking to rally its dwindling fan base with a series of Zen-based chips this year for desktops, servers, and laptops.

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