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Server Hardware Spotlight

Whether you're looking for a tower server or a supercomputer or anything in between, ServerWatch has the coverage you're looking for. Find everything from the latest blade servers to the fastest rackmoumts from all the big name OEMs: Dell servers, IBM servers, HP servers and more.

Intel Aims to Compete with Itself to Drive Growth

Intel reports second quarter revenue of $13.5 billion as CEO details his plans for continuous innovation.

ARM Acquired by SoftBank for $31B

Mobile chip innovator gets picked up in a big deal.

IBM Opens Up OpenWhisk for More Serverless Computing

Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM cloud platform, discusses the promise of IBM's open-source serverless computing platform.

New Supercomputer Champion Crowned at 93 Petaflops

For the first time in history China now has more supercomputers than the U.S.

HPE Unveils Converged Systems for IoT

The Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 systems are part of a larger series of announcements by HPE to address such IoT issues as security and management.

Worldwide Server Sales Dip to $12.4B in 1Q16

Both IDC and Gartner are reporting a less than stellar start to 2016 for server vendors.

Dell Brings Water-Cooling System to Hyperscale Data Centers

The company is collaborating with Intel to develop the Triton solution, which is aimed at scale-out data center environments.

Cray Urika-GX Takes Aim at Big Data Workloads

The new Linux-powered supercomputer server platform integrates with Hadoop and Apache Spark.

U.S. Risks Losing Edge in HPC, Supercomputing, Report Says

Facing growing competition from China and other countries, the U.S. must take steps to accelerate its HPC efforts, according to the ITIF.

Mirantis Unlocks OpenStack Appliances with Quanta and Supermicro

The company's Unlocked Appliances effort expands with two partners who are bringing new OpenStack-optimized hardware to market.

HPE Offers Converged Hybrid System for SMBs

The new ProLiant appliance, which uses Zynstra's virtualization and management software, lets customers run workloads on-premises and in the cloud.

Server Spending Bolstered by Cloud Growth

IDC forecasts $38.2B will be spent on cloud infrastructure in 2016.

OpenPOWER Foundation Details New Server Designs

Once solely the domain of IBM, multiple vendors are now building servers based on the POWER architecture.

Dell Adds to Hyperconverged Portfolio, Plans to Resell EMC Appliances

The new offerings and resale plans are the latest moves by a major systems OEM in an increasingly competitive part of the data center market.

How AppFormix Uses Intel RDT to Improve Performance [PODCAST]

Sumeet Singh, Founder and CEO of AppFormix, discusses how Intel RDT and AppFormix are helping to eliminate noisy neighbors.

HPE Debuts Persistent Memory in ProLiant Gen9 Servers

Intel Xeon E5 2600V4 processors aren't the only new features in HPE ProLiant Gen9, as NVDIMM Persistent Memory makes its debut.

Applied Micro Provides ARM Boost to openSUSE Build Service for Linux

64-bit tech from Applied Micro added to SUSE's online platform that enables Linux packages to be built for different architectures.

Oracle Cloud Machine Abstracts Cloud Servers

Oracle brings cloud servers on-premises with the new Oracle Cloud Machine.

11 Load Balancers You Need to Know in 2016

If you require 100 percent uptime for your services, a server load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) is the way to go. Get to know the leading load balancer hardware, software and cloud solutions.

Synology DSM 6.0 Does Containers and More

Synology has once again raised the bar of excellence with its DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, especially if you plan on running Docker containers on your NAS box.

Oracle Hardware Revenues Continue to Slip in 3Q16

The impact of the cloud on Oracle's business is now obvious.

HPE Unveils Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Midmarket

The HC 380 is the latest entrant into a growing market that recently saw vendors like Cisco, Lenovo and Juniper jump in.

Global Server Sales Top $55B in 2015

Analyst firms Gartner and IDC report single-digit growth for servers in 2015.

IBM Boosts Mainframe Security

Big Blue claims its new mainframe is the world's most secure server.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

HPE announces new Integrity MC990 X server optimized for Linux.

SuperMicro's SuperServer Is a Four-Node Hyper-Converged Platform

The company's latest server system continues a trend of packing plenty of punch in a small package.

IBM Makes LinuxONE Mainframe Go Faster

Top IBM execs explain what's new and what's coming for LinuxONE, with Go language support added in the current update.

AMD Finally Gets ARM-Based Server Chip to Market

The chip maker launches its delayed Opteron A1100 SoC into a data center market that officials say is now more ready for ARM-based processors.

Intel Completes $16.7 Billion Altera Deal

The company's FPGAs will form the basis of Intel's new Programmable Solutions Group, which will work with the data center and IoT units.

Dell Brings Hyperscale Units Under Single Organization

The vendor is creating the Extreme Scale Infrastructure group to house its businesses that cater to an array of hyperscale organizations.

Global Server Revenues Grow in the Third Quarter

IDC and Gartner provide reason for continued optimism in the server market.

Dell's PowerEdge R230 Delivers for SMB Customers

While the server 1U form factor almost always leads to limitations on disk, CPU and memory, Dell is looking to change that in a big way with the new PowerEdge R230.

Oracle Puts Software in SPARC M7 to Improve Security, Performance

The new Silicon in Software initiative embeds data in memory security and data encryption functions onto the M7 processor.

IBM Sees Promise in Power 8 Servers and System z Mainframes

Big Blue reports third quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $19.3 billion.

Intel Data Center Revenues Driving Growth

While the PC market is far from dead, it's not Intel's growth leader either.

IBM Launches New Linux Mainframes and Open Mainframe Project

Linux on the mainframe is a big deal for IBM and it's about to get even bigger.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Comes to IBM Power

IBM's Power servers get their own SAP application-optimized version of SUSE Linux.

IBM 2Q15 Revenue Reported at $20.8 Billion

IBM's focus on analytics and the cloud is starting to pay off, with Big Blue's server hardware systems reaping the benefits.

OpenPower Foundation Powers Forward [VIDEO]

Doug Balog, General Manager of Power Systems within IBM, discusses the progress made so far in the OpenPower Foundation.

SUSE Brings ARM Server Support to Linux Distribution

The company unveils a version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 for ARM-based servers powered by ARM chips from Applied Micro, Cavium and others.

Dell's FX2s with the PowerEdge FC630 Packs Four Nodes into 2U

In need of a versatile building block capable of handling just about anything you want to throw at it? Check out what's essentially a cluster in a box from Dell.

Supercomputing Power Stagnates as Tianhe-2's Speed Remains Unchallenged

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer retains its crown as the performance titan of supercomputers.

IBM Reaches 7nm Milestone for Chips

IBM researchers say they are using new design methods and materials as they look to extend Moore's Law to 7nm and beyond.

How Dell Puts Cloud Servers Together [VIDEO]

Jim Ganthier, VP and GM for engineered solutions and cloud at Dell, discusses how his company approaches engineering server systems.

Ubuntu Linux Lands on Intel Compute Stick

Full Linux operating system comes to portable Intel device platform.

Global Integrated Infrastructure Market Hits $2.1 Billion in 1Q15

Mixed results reported in the first quarter, with Integrated Infrastructure down and Integrated Platforms up.

30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle, Report Says

The 10 million "comatose" servers that deliver no data or services represent $30 billion in wasted infrastructure capital, according to researchers.

HP's DL180 Gets the Gen9 Treatment

The HP DL180 Gen9 server may be just what you need if you're looking for a budget-priced two-socket server.

1Q15 Server Revenues Hit $12.8 Billion

The latest state of the server market numbers are in from IDC and Gartner, and the general trend is quite positive.

Cavium, Canonical Demo OpenStack Running on ARM-Based Servers

At the OpenStack Summit, the companies show a cluster of servers powered by Cavium's ThunderX SoCs running OpenStack, Ubuntu and various workloads.

IBM Powers Up Power8 Servers

Power8 portfolio continues to grow as new Big Data-focused platforms emerge.

QuinStreet Enterprise Research: Security Breaches Lead to Server Corruption

New exclusive research from QuinStreet Enterprise details the risks of security breaches for server administrators.

Dell Aims Four-Socket R930 Server at Unix Market

Company officials say the newest PowerEdge server will give organizations an alternative to Unix servers from the likes of HP, IBM and Oracle.

Dell's PowerEdge R920 Is a Monster of a Server

Dell's high-end R920 server certainly sports the specs, but can it handle nearly any workload of any size without skipping a beat?

Fujitsu Boosts Performance of Its M10 Servers

The vendor said faster SPARC64 X+ chips will help the M10-1 and M10-4 servers, jointly developed with Oracle, increase performance by 30 percent.

Global Integrated Systems Market Grows to $9.4 Billion in 2014

Converged compute, storage and networking systems continue to gain traction in enterprises.

HP Launches Helion Rack for OpenStack Cloud Delivery

OpenStack and Cloud Foundry software gets directly integrated with HP server hardware.

OpenPOWER: The First Fight Isn’t Intel, It’s ARM

Rob Enderle doesn't think OpenPOWER will have much trouble rolling over ARM on servers. There is simply too much of an imbalance.

Cavium to Add Nvidia GPU Support to ARM-Based Server Chips

Cavium officials say supporting Tesla accelerators in their ThunderX SoCs will benefit such markets as HPC and data analytics.

Vapor Building an Open Compute Server Chamber

While the Vapor Chamber looks like a big Apple Mac Pro, that's just a coincidence according to Vapor's CEO.

HP Debuts Cloudline Servers from Foxconn Joint Venture

The new Cloudline servers are not intended to compete against existing ProLiant servers.

Intel Debuts Xeon D System-on-a-Chip for Server Density

New chip family from Intel takes aim at the edge of the data center.

Global Server Market Grew to $50.9 Billion in 2014

More servers were shipped in 2014 than ever before, with x86-based systems driving the growth.

IBM Bringing OpenPower Servers to SoftLayer Cloud

IBM is set to enable its SoftLayer Cloud customers to deploy to bare metal OpenPower-based servers, though few hard details have been made public.

Red Hat Primes ARM Server Ecosystem with Early Access Program

Red Hat doesn't yet provide full support on ARM, but it is building a robust partner program to do so.

Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah'

Oracle aims to compete on price, but Cisco isn't worried.

IBM Invests $1 Billion into New z13 Mainframe Platform

Linux is a big winner and an area of focus for IBM's mainframe efforts now and moving into the future.

Oracle Accelerates to the Cloud

Oracle server hardware sales on the rebound, but the real driver of growth is in the cloud.

Rackspace Embraces OpenPOWER

Rackspace is now the 80th member of the IBM-led OpenPower Alliance, even though Rackspace has never actually deployed a Power system.

HP Gen9 Servers Pack More Punch

HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?

Third Quarter 2014 Server Revenues Rise

Reports from IDC and Gartner provide a hint of optimism as revenue and server unit shipments grow, thanks largely to the cloud.

IBM and Cisco Team Up on Server VersaStack

 With the VCE relationship in the rear-view mirror, Cisco looks forward with IBM's storage.

Cavium Debuts 48-Core ARM Server Chip

New ARM chips could be a big boost for Linux distributions.

China Leads Top500 Supercomputer List Again

Once again the Tianhe-2 is the world's most powerful supercomputer, but that doesn't tell the full story of supercomputer server installations in China.

HP Expands Moonshot Server Portfolio with x86 and Xen

HP's scale-out high-density server platform debuts new application-focused solutions.

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