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AMD Debuts EPYC Processor to Displace Intel Xeon in Data Centers

Silicon vendor reveals its EPYC push to gain share against its primary rival.

U.S. Drops to 4th In Supercomputer Rankings

Chinese supercomputers continue to dominate the top spots on the Top500 supercomputer list.

U.S. Supercomputing Efforts Get $258M Government Boost

Department of Energy doles out big bucks for six research contracts in a bid to put American servers back on top.

Worldwide Server Shipments and Revenue Continue Decline in 1Q17 as Cloud Impact Grows

Both IDC and Gartner report a downturn in the global server market.

HPE Secures Industry Standard Servers

Integrated firmware security and a move toward composable infrastructure are on HPE's Discover agenda.

Google Boosts Machine Learning with Cloud TPU Chips

Machine learning can be a very compute-intensive server process.

HPE Welcomes The Machine to the World of Big Data

New prototype system offers the promise of 160TB of memory to improve Big Data analysis.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC Handles Heavy Workloads

Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing device is a true portable powerhouse, packing quite a punch in a small form factor for adeptly handling any number of heavy workload and server scenarios.

HPE Debuts G2 Enterprise Racks and Advanced Enterprise Power Distribution Units

Hewlett Packard Enterprise updates its server rack portfolio.

Cloud Infrastructure Market Hits $70B in Revenue

The cloud competition intensifies, with HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC all having nearly the same global market share currently.

HPE's Apollo 4510 Does Windows Storage Server 2016

The latest Apollo server system plays a key role in HPE's new emphasis on the concept of a composable architecture for building out your datacenter.

Cisco HyperFlex Converged Server Platform Gets 40 Gbps Boost

Cisco is updating its HyperFlex converged server infrastructure platform with improved storage and high-speed interconnect fabric.

Facebook Boosts Open Compute Server Platforms with New Designs

New Big Basin GPU server, Yosemite compute platform and Bryce Canyon storage chassis designs announced.

Server Revenues Continue to Decline in 4Q16

Both IDC and Gartner report continued declines in global server revenues, as the impact of the cloud becomes crystal clear.

Cisco Embraces Docker Containers With New Partnership

Cisco enters into a strategic alliance with Docker that includes both sales and engineering support to help advance the state of container deployments in modern data centers.

Raspberry Pi Zero Updated with Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W small embedded system adds integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, and sells for only $10 a board.

IBM Launches Machine Learning for z System Mainframes

New machine learning platform enables data scientists to automate the creation, training and deployment of operational analytic models.

Intel Accelerates Server Performance with New Xeon E7 Processor

The Xeon E7-8894 v4 arrives as Intel's new performance champion.

Oracle Powers New Exadata SL6 with SPARC Linux

After nearly a decade of x86 powered Exadata database machines, Oracle announces a new system powered by SPARC T7-2 processors.

IBM Mainframe Revenue Growing as Overall Systems Revenue Decline

IBM reports full year fiscal 2016 revenue of $79.9B, as several emerging markets help offset a period of transition for IBM Power Systems.

Opengear Expands Remote Site Gateway Capabilities

New Remote Site Gateway devices debut, providing zero-touch provisioning option for infrastructure.

Server Review: Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager

The Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager takes out-of-band remote connectivity to new heights.

Global Server Market Declines to $12.5B in 3Q16

Both IDC and Gartner report negative growth for the server market.

IBM OpenWhisk Serverless Platform Now Generally Available

Amazon's Lamda isn't the only event-driven serverless platform that's production-ready.

Equinix Buying 24 Verizon Data Centers for $3.6B

Equinix picks up new data centers in 15 metro locations, including key Miami NOTA.

Vapor Brings Compute Capacity to the Edge

Vapor IO's newly announced Vapor Edge platform aims to put cloud computing capabilities at the edge of the network.

Microsoft Plans to Build a Quantum Computer

Microsoft has appointed Veteran executive Todd Holmdahl to lead the company's efforts to build a scalable quantum computer.

Linux Dominates November TOP500 Supercomputer List

The top-ranked supercomputer remains the Sunway TaihuLight at 93 petaflops.

IBM Advances Artificial Intelligence with PowerAI

New AI toolkit benefits from the NVIDIA NVlink partnership on IBM Power Systems.

Consider Consolidating Your Servers with a New Dell or HPE 4U Workhorse

If you have server or workload consolidation projects on tap, opting for one of the latest server systems from Dell or HPE could lead to significant cost savings.

Dell EMC Brings PowerEdge Servers to VxRail, VxRack

Combining the servers with the hyperconverged infrastructure offerings from EMC enables the company to offer more configurations and drive down costs.

IBM POWER9 Server Zaius Announced by Google and Rackspace

Latest IBM Power server benefits from multiple sets of new technologies.

Kaleao Comes to Hyperconverged Space With ARM-Based Systems

The startup also is using a new technology officials call "microvisors" to create KMAX appliances that are scalable and power-efficient.

HPE's HC 380 Serves Up Secret Sauce for Hyper-Converged

HPE's OVIO tool in the new HPE Hyper Converged 380 takes the complexity out of cluster installation and makes it cookie-cutter simple.

Exadata Servers Play Role in Oracle's Cloud Growth

Oracle reports first quarter revenue of $8.6B, as the company gears up to announce a new version of its namesake database next week.

2Q16 Global Server Revenues Decline to $13.4B

HPE continues to lead the server market in terms of revenue.

IBM Brings More Power to Power8 Linux Server Lineup

NVIDIA NVlink technology arrives on POWER8 and delivers a 5x improvement in terms of bandwidth.

LinuxCon: How Facebook Monitors Hundreds of Thousands of Servers with Netconsole

By looking at the lowest level of data traffic, Facebook is able to identify potential server problems before they become outages.

New Supermicro SuperBlades Pack Some Serious Power

Supermicro's latest blade servers feature Intel Broadwell CPUs and when paired with NVMe and SSD disks are total screamers in terms of performance.

Intel ARMs Silicon Fabrication

In a surprising move, Intel partners with ARM to build chips.

Why Rackspace Is Bringing POWER to Its Data Centers

[VIDEO] John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, discusses the opportunities the OpenPOWER architecture brings.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buying SGI for $275M

Move brings additional High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data technology to HPE.

Rivals Google, Facebook Team Up on Efficient Rack Design

The two hyperscale companies worked together through the OCP to develop a new Open Rack standard to drive data center efficiency and performance.

Cisco's UCS Mini Is Ready for any Workload

There's nothing "mini" about the Cisco UCS Mini -- it's a full-fledged blade server platform with the ability to scale up to meet the large majority of enterprise needs.

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.

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