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Moonshot Scale Leveraged For Transcoding, Web Infrastructure

Moonshot Scale Leveraged For Transcoding, Web Infrastructure

Hewlett-Packard is ramping up its Moonshot hyperscale systems with a set of new server nodes and specific ...

ARM Brings More Cores To The Datacenter War

ARM Brings More Cores To The Datacenter War

Back in May, ARM Holdings, the chip design and licensing company behind the ARM processor collective that ...

EMC Takes Over VCE Converged Systems Biz

EMC Takes Over VCE Converged Systems Biz

EMC and Cisco Systems have decided that their VCE joint venture for converged infrastructure would become a ...

Private Azure Clouds Come To Dell Hardware

Private Azure Clouds Come To Dell Hardware

Signaling its shift to a “converged infrastructure” model, Microsoft announced a series of moves this week designed ...

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October 23, 2014(0)
Hewlett-Packard is ramping up its Moonshot hyperscale systems with a set of new server nodes and specific workloads in the enterprise that it has tuned up for the hardware. Significantly, HP is shipping its first Xeon-based server cartridge for the Moonshot machines, marking the first time a relatively brawny system is available for heavier workloads. Last month, HP launched ... Full article
October 22, 2014(1)
Back in May, ARM Holdings, the chip design and licensing company behind the ARM processor collective that underpins smartphones, tablets, and other consumer devices, and that is assaulting the hegemony of the X86 processor in the datacenter, hinted that it would be coming out with a more scalable on-chip interconnect that would boost the processing capacity of devices based ...
October 22, 2014(0)
EMC and Cisco Systems have decided that their VCE joint venture for converged infrastructure would become a business unit of the storage company by the end of the year. The partners said the EMC’s “controlling interest” in VCE is expected to be completed by the end if this quarter. Cisco and EMC subsidiary VMware, the other VCE founder, will ...
October 21, 2014(0)
Signaling its shift to a “converged infrastructure” model, Microsoft announced a series of moves this week designed to flesh out its Azure cloud offering, including a preconfigured cloud appliance that combines Windows Server and other Microsoft software with storage and networking hardware provided by partner Dell. Along with general availability of Microsoft Cloud Platform System “powered by Dell,” Microsoft ...
October 20, 2014(0)
IBM has made no secret that it wants to shed unprofitable hardware units, and it no doubt wishes it had been able to do some divesting ahead of its third quarter this year. IBM hit some unexpected turbulence in September and the company’s business stalled, coincidentally right when the company was selling off its System x server division and, ...
October 20, 2014(0)
The much-rumored sale of IBM’s chip manufacturing business has come to pass with Big Blue forging an agreement with Globalfoundries, the former fab business of AMD and a long-time co-development partner for basic chip manufacturing research. The move gives IBM a ten-year roadmap for its Power and System z processors, the former being used in high-end systems and storage, ...
October 15, 2014(0)
In a way, Hewlett-Packard, through its LeftHand Networks storage acquisition, was one of the pioneers of the hyperconverged systems market, although it didn’t talk about it at the time that way. And the company is now going to mainstream the idea in a big way, using its own virtual SAN software as well as that from VMware, along with ...
October 8, 2014(0)
IBM may again be moving closer to a long-anticipated exit from the semiconductor manufacturing business. According to a report in Bloomberg, IBM and Globalfoundries have resumed talks that broke off during the summer aimed at agreeing on an amount IBM would pay Globalfoundries to take over the loss-making chip operations. Bloomberg also reported that the transfer of intellectual property ...
October 8, 2014(4)
The opening up of the Power chip architecture by IBM through the OpenPower Foundation has produced its first tangible, practical result, with Taiwanese motherboard and system maker Tyan getting its first system based on the Power8 processor into the field. Tyan and Google were showing off their homegrown Power8 motherboards back in April, with Tyan saying it would create ...
October 8, 2014(0)
It is the fall and we are in the wake of the latest Xeon processor announcements from Intel, and that means it is time for system makers to hit the refresh button. The VCE partnership between Cisco Systems, EMC, and VMware is rolling out updated Vblock stacks, and significantly has created the first Vblock system that incorporates all-flash storage ...
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