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IT Help Wanted, Especially Security Experts

IT Help Wanted, Especially Security Experts

They say security breaches are like heart attacks: You don’t start exercising until you’ve had one. It ...

GigaSpaces Upgrades In-Memory Platform, Eyes Retail

GigaSpaces Upgrades In-Memory Platform, Eyes Retail

In-memory computing proponents are citing use examples like online retail shopping to make their case for what ...

New Windows Vulnerability at Large, Security Vendor Says

New Windows Vulnerability at Large, Security Vendor Says

Security developer Cylance recently uncovered a new technique for stealing log-in credentials from any Windows PC, tablet, ...

Intel-Altera Deal Would Boost IoT Efforts

Intel-Altera Deal Would Boost IoT Efforts

If, as reported over the weekend, Intel Corp. moves to acquire programmable logic and embedded processor specialist ...

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April 16, 2015(0)
They say security breaches are like heart attacks: You don’t start exercising until you’ve had one. It appears that a lengthening series of high-profile security breaches using increasingly sophisticated attacks have prompted IT vendors and their customers to hit the gym. According to a recent survey of IT trends, security experts have replaced programmers, developers and software engineers as ... Full article
April 15, 2015(0)
In-memory computing proponents are citing use examples like online retail shopping to make their case for what they claim is an emerging infrastructure based on in-memory data grids. Among them is GigaSpaces Technologies, the New York-based middleware vendor that rolled out the latest version of its XAP in-memory computing platform this week. Among the new features are improved memory ...
April 13, 2015(0)
Security developer Cylance recently uncovered a new technique for stealing log-in credentials from any Windows PC, tablet, or server – including those running previews of the not-yet-released Windows 10. Dubbed Redirect to SMB, Carnegie Mellon University CERT disclosed the vulnerability after working privately with vendors for the past six weeks to help them mitigate the potential for damage. With ...
April 13, 2015(0)
The rapid and continuing rise of the U.S. dollar against most currencies will put a dent in global IT spending during 2015, a new forecast concludes. Market researcher Gartner called the rapid and largely unexpected rise of the dollar a “currency shock” that would reduce worldwide IT spending by 1.3 percent this year to $3.66 trillion. The forecast reflects ...
March 26, 2015(0)
As traditional NAND flash storage technology approaches the end of the line, chipmakers Intel Corp. and Micron Technology jointly began investigating new approaches to cell design that could be leveraged to dramatically improve storage capacity, performance and reliability. Two-dimensional planar scaling of flash memory cells was on a Moore’s Law path to obsolescence, so the semiconductor leaders formed a ...
March 12, 2015(0)
Facebook used this week’s Open Compute Project summit to introduce a system-on-a-chip targeting the emerging micro-server market. Code-named “Yosemite,” the “server-class” SoC was developed along with Intel Corp. as part of an open server chassis intended to help scale out datacenters. Facebook also provided additional details about its homegrown “Wedge” Ethernet switch. The impetus for the Yosemite project was ...
March 11, 2015(0)
Hewlett-Packard is seeking to capitalize on the growth of dedicated and shared cloud service providers with a portfolio of server, networking and other support tools intended to help service providers differentiate their services. HP said Tuesday (March 10) its new Cloudline server family is aimed at software- and infrastructure-as-a-service providers along with telecommunications carriers and managed hosting specialists. The ...
February 27, 2015(0)
Chipmaker AMD said this week its latest server graphic processor has been designed into the latest generation of Hewlett-Packard’s Proliant servers. Separately, HP said it Helion cloud platform would support a range of Oracle database applications. AMD and HP said the combination of the FirePro server GPU and the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server targets a range of high-end ...
February 23, 2015(0)
Microsoft researchers who have for several years been migrating its software cloud services onto programmable hardware are reporting an advance in high-end machine learning the company hopes will boost datacenter processing power. In a white paper released Monday (Feb. 23), Microsoft researchers report on progress in developing what it calls a convolutional neural network (CNN) accelerator. CNN algorithms are ...
February 23, 2015(0)
AMAX, a leading solutions provider of application-tailored Data Center/Cloud and custom Server Appliance solutions, today announced its factory readiness for manufacturing and distributing custom-branded OEM server solutions for ISVs and enterprises throughout EMEA. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, AMAX is recognized for developing complete turnkey server solutions based on the highest standards of quality, whether standalone server appliances integrated and optimized ...
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