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Qualcomm To Storm The Datacenter With ARM Chips

Qualcomm To Storm The Datacenter With ARM Chips

The coming battle over compute in the datacenter pitting myriad ARM server chip makers against X86 processors ...

Nvidia Doubles Up Tesla GPU Accelerators

Nvidia Doubles Up Tesla GPU Accelerators

Those who have an insatiable appetite for floating point performance – and who doesn’t, really? – prepare ...

Enterprises Get On The Xeon Phi Roadmap

Enterprises Get On The Xeon Phi Roadmap

The Xeon family of processors have been around so long and are so vital to the fortunes ...

A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of AWS

A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of AWS

The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility ...

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November 21, 2014(0)
The coming battle over compute in the datacenter pitting myriad ARM server chip makers against X86 processors is starting to shape up, with smartphone and tablet chip provider Qualcomm entering the ring after months of rumors. The chip company, which is one of the dominant suppliers of ARM chips in the world for client devices and for embedded uses ... Full article
November 17, 2014(2)
Those who have an insatiable appetite for floating point performance – and who doesn’t, really? – prepare for a new crunchy course of Tesla iron from Nvidia. As the SC14 supercomputer conference is opening in New Orleans, and Nvidia and partner IBM have just captured a deal to build two massive hybrid CPU-GPU supercomputers mixing Power and Tesla computing ...
November 17, 2014(0)
The Xeon family of processors have been around so long and are so vital to the fortunes of Intel that no one questions that there is a long-term roadmap for the devices. But thus far, Intel has only delivered one generation of Xeon Phi coprocessors, and the details have been scant on the second generation. Customers want to know ...
November 14, 2014(2)
The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility compute and storage products eight years ago, is to abstract away the underlying hardware and provide raw resources to programmers for applications to run on. This hardware is a competitive advantage for AWS, as it has been for its parent online retailer, ...
November 10, 2014(0)
At the end of the summer, Steve Scott, the chief technology officer who brought many of Cray’s interconnects and systems to life in the past several decades, came back to the company after taking key roles at graphics chip maker Nvidia and hyperscale datacenter operator Google. In that time, Cray has been pushing beyond its supercomputing roots into the ...
November 5, 2014(0)
Since founding its Data Center Solutions unit back in May 2006, which began with a custom server drawn on the back of a bar napkin at the Driskell Hotel in Austin, Texas, Dell has learned a lot about the varied needs of enterprise, hyperscale, and supercomputing customers when it comes to systems and storage. The launch of the PowerEdge ...
November 4, 2014(1)
It has been a year now since Dell took itself private and removed itself from the prying eyes of Wall Street investors. The company had its share of drama as it went private, and its main rivals in the systems business, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, are now going through their own divestitures and related theatrics. Now, Dell talks about its ...
October 30, 2014(0)
All large companies, whether they are hyperscale datacenter operators or cloud providers or they are enterprises supporting a diverse mix of workloads, wrestle with the polar opposites of creating unique systems to run particular applications and offering standard systems that can run most applications well enough. Standardization makes purchasing and support easier, while buying a specifically configured machine can ...
October 28, 2014(5)
Like any other seller of processors and systems in the datacenter, IBM is in an uphill battle with Intel, whose Xeon processors have become the de facto standard in the glass house for everything except legacy workloads that are too costly and difficult to move. By selling off its System x server business to Lenovo, Big Blue has put ...
October 27, 2014(0)
Microsoft is reportedly – and not unexpectedly – developing a variant of the Windows Server operating system that runs on ARM server processors. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft has a test version of the Windows Server operating system running on machines based on ARM chips, but does not specify which chips had been tested or what variant of Windows Server ...
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